Prince Philip was symbol of British Crown: President Duda to Queen Elizabeth

President Andrzej Duda forwarded his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, Prince Philip, who died on Friday morning, aged 99, at Windsor Castle.

In a condolence dispatch to Queen Elizabeth II, President Andrzej Duda wrote:

“I received the news of the death of Prince Philip with great sadness and grief,” the President wrote in a condolence dispatchI, stressing that he extended most sincere expressions of sorrow and regret on behalf of the Polish nation.

The president recalled that “the Duke of Edinburgh was one of the symbols of the British Crown, which he had faithfully served for so many years.”

"He was a strong support for Your Majesty and all citizens of the United Kingdom, both in personal life and in the civil service. In Poland, we still remember fondly the visit of Your Majesty and Prince Philip in Warsaw in 1996,” wrote the President.

Andrzej Duda called the death of Prince Philip “an irreparable loss to the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the entire international community.”

Condolences from Embassy in London

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family,” Poland’s embassy to the UK wrote on Twitter as Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.

“We are very sad to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.,” the Polish Embassy to the UK wrote on Twitter.