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UN Chief Praises Prince Philip's Charitable Work

UN Chief Praises Prince Philip's Charitable Work

Saturday, 10 April, 2021 - 07:00
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (AP file photo)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute to Prince Philip “for his active work for the betterment of humankind,” his spokesman said.

The UN chief cited his support for the work of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, for over 60 years “and his dedication to charitable causes as a patron of some 800 organizations, in particular those focused on the environment, industry, sport and education,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

The secretary-general “is saddened” at the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and “extends condolences to Her Royal Highness, the Queen, and to the people of the United Kingdom,” Dujarric said.

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