Prime Minister Scott Morrison has paid tribute to Prince Philip, who he says “embodied a generation we will never see again” and has extended the sympathies of Australia to Queen Elizabeth.
“The Duke’s life was one of the duty and of service, of loyalty and honour. Memories of him will of course tell stories of his candour, and a unique and forceful and authentic personality.
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“But above all, he was a man who was steadfast, who could be relied upon, always standing by his Queen.”
Mr Morrison announced that flags across the country will be flying at half-mast today, and that there will be a 41-gun salute outside Parliament House to pay tribute to the Duke.
He also revealed that he plans on attending a service at St Andrew’s Church in Sydney tomorrow
Mr Morrison described the Prince as a man of “
Prince Philip visited Australia on 21 occasions, more than any other British royal.