Preston Hollow neighbor George Bush spoke in response to the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort in British history.
The former president and all other living presidents gave tributes to Philip, who died April 9. He was 99 years old.
Eighteen U.S. presidents were elected during Philip’s lifetime, and the queen has met 12 presidents during her reign.
Read Bush’s statement below.
“Laura and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Throughout his long and remarkable life, he devoted himself to worthy causes and to others. He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign. Laura and I are fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit of his company, and we know how much he will be missed. We join those around the world offering heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the entire Royal Family.”