Prince Phillip in 2008 – Photo: wikipedia

Ader sends condolences to Elizabeth II over passing of Prince Philip

Hungarian President Janos Ader on Friday sent a telegram to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, expressing his condolences over the passing of her husband, Prince Philip.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s husband of 73 years, died at the age of 99 in the royal family’s Windsor residence on Friday.

Ader said he was “greatly saddened” to hear of his passing, and expressed the Hungarian people’s sympathies to the queen. “Our hearts go out to the royal family and the entire country in this painful hour,” Ader said.

In Philip, “we lost a great friend of Hungary”, who did much to deepen Hungarian-British relations as a public figure and as a sportsman, Ader said.

“His memory will stay with us,” Ader said.

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