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'May his soul rest in peace': PM Modi condoles Prince Philip's death

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New Delhi, Apr 09: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his condolences over his death and said his thoughts are with the British people and the royal family of the kingdom.

May his soul rest in peace: PM Modi condoles Prince Philips death

"My thoughts are with the British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had a distinguished career in the military and was at the forefront of many community service initiatives. May his soul rest in peace," PM Modi tweeted.

In a statement issued on behalf of the 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, the palace said that the country''s longest-serving royal consort died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the palace statement read.

The Duke, who was to mark his 100th birthday on June 10, had been discharged from hospital after a month since he had been admitted there and went on to have a successful heart procedure

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