2021-04-12

More than 6,000 Britons petition to erect a statue of Prince Philip, the prime minister also supports

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China News Service, April 12, according to foreign media reports, after the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, more than 6,000 British people have signed a petition, hoping to erect a “statue” in London to commemorate the death. Therefore, Prince Philip has made contributions to the country over the years.

More than 6,000 Britons petition to erect a statue of Prince Philip, the prime minister also supports

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According to the report, the petition published on change.org stated that Prince Philip has served the United Kingdom for 78 years, of which more than 60 years have been fulfilling his royal duties. In addition, he supports hundreds of charitable organizations.

The petition states: “We think there should be a statue of the Duke of Edinburgh in London in recognition of his great contribution and support to Her Majesty the Queen.”

More than 6,000 Britons petition to erect a statue of Prince Philip, the prime minister also supports(1)

April 9, 2021 local time, London, UK , Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that Prince Philip died at the age of 99. People gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to lay flowers and mourn the death of Prince Philip.

According to the British “Sunday Telegraph” citing sources, British Prime Minister Johnson and Labour Party leader Starmer both support the idea of ​​erecting a statue of the Duke of Edinburgh. A source close to the Prime Minister said that the Prime Minister will support this idea.

The report also said that the statue is expected to be placed on the boulevard not far from Buckingham Palace.

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died at Windsor Castle on the morning of the 9th local time at the age of 99. His funeral will be held at St. George’s Church in Windsor Castle on April 17. According to his wishes, no state funeral will be held.