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Moon offers condolences over Prince Philip's death

Diplomacy 20:24 April 10, 2021

SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Saturday expressed his condolences over the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

"I extend my heartfelt thoughts on the passing of The Prince Philip, who was loved and respected by the people of the United Kingdom," Moon wrote on his Facebook account, both in Korean and English.

"The people of the Republic of Korea and I will forever remember the contribution he made to enhancing friendly ties between the two countries when he visited Korea with her Majesty The Queen in 1999," Moon said in the online message.

He added, "I offer my condolences and share the grief with the bereaved family and the people of the United Kingdom."

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at Windsor Castle at age 99.

This image, captured from President Moon Jae-in's Facebook account on April 10, 2021, shows his online message expressing his condolences over the passing of Prince Philip. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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