US President Joe Biden sends Queen message after Prince Philip’s death

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US President Joe Biden has sent the Queen a message in the wake of Prince Philip's death.

Mr Biden and his wife Jill sent their "deepest condolences" to the monarch and the royal family.

They are the latest public figures from around the world to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99.

A statement reads: "On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire royal family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

"Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye – Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family.

"The impact of his decades of devoted public service is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in the environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the armed forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more.

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"His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavours he shaped.

"Jill and I are keeping the Queen and to Prince Philip's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time."

President Biden and his wife never met the Queen or Philip – even during the eight years as vice president and second lady – but were heavily involved with Prince Harry's military charities.

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Former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush were also among those to pay tribute to the long-serving royal.

No statement has been released yet from any of the other living former presidents, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Buckingham Palace announced that Philip died at Windsor Castle aged 99 on Friday.

The Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who paid tribute to the Duke, saying he "inspired the lives of countless young people".

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