Queen Elizabeth releases first statement since Prince Philip's death

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Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth says she's touched by all the tributes to Prince Philip in her first public statement since his death.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday, 9 April. The queen, along with the rest of the royal family, buried the prince, age 99 on Saturday. He was interred in the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel.

"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world," the queen, who is celebrating her 95th birthday, said.

"My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."

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