The UK ambassador to Italy, Jill Morris, recalled Prince Philip on the occasion of his funeral, in a statement also released by RAI Uno at the end of the funeral rite, as reported by the Diplomatic Newspaper.
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family: they have lost not only a much loved and respected public figure, but also a devoted husband and a proud and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
We are a United Kingdom in both pain and gratitude; sorrow for the death of Prince Philip and gratitude for the decades of service to the country and to Her Majesty the Queen ”. said the amb. Morris.
«We also remember the Duke for his constant support of Her Majesty the Queen. Not only as her consort, by her side every day of her reign, but as her husband, her “strength and residence”, for more than 70 years. So today we are in mourning with Her Majesty the Queen and we offer our condolences to her and all her family and we thank, as a nation and as a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, “said the London diplomat. .
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Italians who have expressed their closeness to the Royal Family and to the British people. We are moved by the respect and affection that exists in Italy for His Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen and the Royal Family. We sincerely thank you ”, concluded the amb. Jill Morris.