By: Thomas I. Likness
EBC News Service
(Eagle News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Prince Philip.
“It was with deep sadness this morning that we all that I learned of the passing of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh,” Trudeau said Friday. “Prince Philip will be remembered as a champion for young people, a decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.”
Prince Philip died at the age of 99. In recent years he suffered from several health problems.
Trudeau remembered him as a man who gave back to the world.
“Prince Philip was a man of service, motivated by a sense of duty to others,” Trudeau said Friday. “I know that through the Duke of Edinburgh’s award, he helped empower millions of young people from all backgrounds, including here in Canada, to realize their greatest potential.”
Philip was the patron to more than three dozen Canadian organizations.
Philip had a special connection with the Canadian military. He was Colonel in Chief of six Canadian units and named honorary general of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Philip was also an honorary admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Philip’s last visit to Canada was in 2013.
(Eagle News Service)