Malawi leader mourns Britain’s Prince Philip: Chakwera sends deepest sympathies to the Queen

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has offered his country’s deepest sympathies and condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip who died at Windsor Castle on Friday, aged 99 years—two months short of clocking 100 years.

Prince Phillip, the patriack of UK royal family, will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen

Philip was husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for 73 years—the longest serving royal companion in British history.

Announcing his death in a media statement, Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

President Chakwera in message where his government cited its strong ties with the United Kingdom, said he learnt with “great sadness” about the detah of the  Duke of Edinburgh barely weeks after being discharged from hospital on March 16 after spending weeks of treatment for an undisclosed infection.

Chakwera’s message said: “Malawi has sustained a significant connection with the Prince from the time he personally opened the country’s Parliament to the time of his demise.”

The message added: “ I therefore join all Heads of State and citizens of Commonwealth countries, in mourning the loss of a great Statesman, whose family values, life of service to his community, and love for country will forever be an insipiration tp the human race.”

Malawi gained independence from Britain in 1964.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute to Prince Philip “for his active work for the betterment of humankind.”

The U.N. chief cited his support for the work of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, for over 60 years “and his dedication to charitable causes as a patron of some 800 organizations, in particular those focused on the environment, industry, sport and education.”

The secretary-general “is saddened” at the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and “extends condolences to Her Royal Highness, the Queen, and to the people of the United Kingdom,” Dujarric said.

US President Joe Biden said: “Over the course of his 99-year life, [Philip] 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.”

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Duke of Edinburgh was a global unifying factor.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa sent his condolences to the British royal family over the death of Prince Philip in a tweet.

“My deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom and the @RoyalFamily on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

In Tanzania, the new President Samia Suluhu Hassan says, “I convey my heartfelt condolences. We stand with you during this difficult time of loss and mourning.”

Meanwhile, the Queen reportedly entered eight days of mourning on Friday while many flags flew at half mast in the UK.

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3 years ago

a Chakwera zililileni nokha. Awa ndi anthu olemera ndipo kauthenga kanuka sangakaone or kukawerenga. deal with malawi issues. ngati zavuta zisiyeni kuti ena atenge

3 years ago
Reply to  phade

Kkkkkk.Bwinotu mungadzikwezere BP. You will never see your DPP ruling Malawi in the near future. Ingovomelezani basi.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Citizen

Are you sure? Because MCP is raping its major coalition partner UTM, as well as the teachers who not only have their workplaces used as polling stations but also get used as electoral controlling officers. 2025 will be interesting, it’s like that thrilling movie you fast-forward (to watch what happened to the main actor at the end) and the replay from where you started. 2025 is going to be stressful, of course I will vote for Chakwera because I am from Kasiya, but objectively, wathuyu atimvereko zinazo. Njobvu ingakule bwanji sinyoza salamba, kaya mwanimva kaya, kapena ndinu alhomwe njobvu simuyidziwa?

3 years ago

Chakwera should give us new cabinet first, kick out incompetent and corrupt ministers who have amassed alot of wealth in just 10months. Mourning Prince Philip can wait, solving war in Mozambique can wait, he wasn’t elected by the British or Mozambicans

3 years ago

You have to appreaciate the way the Queen and Prince Phillip adjusted to the changing commonwealth and fall of the British empire.

3 years ago

Chakwera sends deepest sympathies to the Queen. Uchindere pera

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