Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – Following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to express his condolences to both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
To the Queen he wrote: “I am sorry to learn the sad news that your husband, H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. I will pray for him and offer my condolences to Your Royal Highness and your family at this sad time.
“As we all remember him, we can rejoice that he lived a meaningful life.”
In his letter to Prince Charles he declared: “I have written to your mother, Her Majesty the Queen, offering my condolences at this sad time. As someone who counts you as a dear, respected friend, I would also like to offer my condolences to Your Royal Highness and your family.”
He repeated his appreciation that the Duke lived a full and meaningful life.