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    "The Crown" Actors Issued Statements After The Death Of The Prince

    "Thank you for your service old chap — it won’t be the same without you."

    This morning, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99.

    Prince Philip attending Princess Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018
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    The Royal Family released this official statement:

    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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

    The son of Princess Alice of Battenberg and Prince Andrew of Greece, Prince Philip married Elizabeth II in 1947, five years before she would become queen.

    Elizabeth and Philip at their wedding in November 1947
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    During World War II, he also served with the Royal Navy's Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets.

    The members of the Royal Family aren't the only ones to pay their respects to the prince. Tobias Menzies, who portrayed Philip on The Crown from 2019 to 2020 also tweeted a message.

    Tobias Menzies in The Crown
    Netflix

    .If I know anything about the Duke of Edinburgh I'm fairly sure he wouldn't want an actor who portrayed him on TV giving their opinion on his life, so I'll leave it to Shakespeare. "O good old man! how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world..." RIP

    Actor Josh O'Connor, Menzies' onscreen son Prince Charles, replied with a "❤️."

    And Matt Smith, who played the prince on the hit Netflix show from 2016 to 2017, issued a statement to TODAY.

    "I’d like to offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family," Smith said in his statement.

    Matt Smith in The Crown
    Netflix

    "Prince Philip was the man. And he knew it. 99 and out, but what an innings. And what style. Thank you for your service old chap — it won’t be the same without you."

    Matt Smith in The Crown
    Netflix

    Rest in peace, Prince Philip.

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