Prince Philip death: How the world’s press reported Prince Philip’s death

Jon Sharman
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The world’s press has gone all-out to mark duke’s seven decades of service (AFP via Getty Images)
The world’s press has gone all-out to mark duke’s seven decades of service (AFP via Getty Images)

Newspapers around the world have paid tribute to Prince Philip following his death, aged 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle on Friday after seven decades of service to his country, the royal family announced.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” a statement read.

The duke was hailed as the “Queen’s ‘strength’” by The Sydney Morning Herald – echoing the monarch’s golden wedding anniversary speech in 1997.

El Mundo also featured Philip’s death on its front page, describing him as “the politically incorrect, loyal consort”.

Libération, the French newspaper, featured an image of Philip prominently on its over. The black-and-white photograph shows the duke in profile, taking off his bowler hat.

Libération
Libération

El Mundo’s cover carried a vintage image of the Queen and her husband.

El Mundo
El Mundo

The Sydney Morning Herald’s front page had a large colour photo of the couple with their eldest children, Charles and Anne.

Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Canada’s National Post carried a full poster image on its front page. The stylised painting captures the duke in three-quarter profile.

Above the image, the newspaper printed a quote from the Queen, which read: “The only man I could ever love.”

National Post
National Post

The West Australian supplemented its front-page story about Philip’s death with a 16-page souvenir wrap, which led with the headline “A life of service”.

It featured a formal portrait of Philip and the Queen on its cover.

The West Australian
The West Australian

China’s state-run Global Times also featured Philip’s death on its front page, printing a large image of Picadilly Circus’ advertising billboard which had been used to pay tribute to the duke.

EPA
EPA

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