JOE Biden has been bashed for not offering condolences to the Queen after Prince Philip’s death as world leaders give their support.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the Queen for 73 years and described as her constant strength, passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle this morning.
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Biden has not yet offered a statementCredit: AFP
The prince was 99 years oldCredit: Royal Family/Instagram
Controversial British political commentator Nigel Farage blasted the president on Twitter following the tragic news.
“This despite US media full of the story. Biden and the Democrats do not like the UK.”
At the time of publishing, President Biden has not issued a statement regarding the prince’s passing.
It comes as:
Prince Philip was married to the Queen for 73 yearsCredit: AFP
The Twitter user slammed that the move is “despicable and speaks volumes.” Another quipped that the administration might be “having a lie in.”
Leaders around the world expressed their sympathy for the Queen as the news was announced that her husband of 73 years had died.
In a statement, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “Australians send our love and deepest condolences to her Majesty and all the Royal family.
“The Commonwealth family joins together in sorrow and thanksgiving for the loss and life of Prince Philip. God bless from all here in Australia.”
King Harald V of Norway, a second cousin of the Queen and a second cousin once removed of the Duke of Edinburgh, also paid tribute to Prince Philip.
“Our thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family,” he said. “We also send our condolences to the British people.”
Former US president George W Bush said he was “fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit” of Prince Philip’s company.
“Laura and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement said.
“Throughout his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others.
“He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign.”
Justin Trudeau described the Duke of Edinburgh as “a man of great purpose and conviction”.
“It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh today,” the Prime Minister of Canada said on Twitter.
The Queen today shared a poignant photo of Philip as she talked of her “deep sorrow” in a heartfelt tribute to her “beloved” husband.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
“Further announcements will made in due course.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The royal passed away two months and one day short of what would have been his 100th birthday.