Guyana joined the rest of the international community today in mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.
In a letter to the Queen, President Irfaan Ali extended condolences on behalf of the Government and People of Guyana.
President Ali said Prince Philip served with great honour as the patriarch of the Royal family and was also an extraordinary public servant who provided stalwart support through decades of unprecedented change.
“Prince Philip’s military service, particularly in the Second World War, has earned him great respect the world over. His Royal Highness’ early outspoken advocacy for conservation and protection of the environment inspired many and the absence of his voice on these critical issues will be deeply felt”, President Ali wrote.
The President said he hopes that the Queen and the rest of the Royal family will be comforted by the outpouring of love globally.
Prince Philip was 99-years-old.