ATLANTA, GA – JULY 30: Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during the funeral service of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at Ebenezer Baptist Church on July 30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Former U.S. President Barack Obama gave the eulogy for the late Democratic congressman and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were also in attendance. Rep. Lewis was a civil rights pioneer, contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped to organize and address the historic March on Washington in August 1963. (Photo by Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images)

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.”


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