'The only man who could say to the Queen "Shut Up"': World media mourns Prince Philip

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The world's newspapers today mourned Prince Philip for his service to Britain and devotion to the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh's death at Windsor Castle was announced by Her Majesty 'with great sorrow' on Friday, and as Britain began eight days of mourning, countries across the world paid homage to the steadfast prince.

'A Prince like a King,' was the headline in Germany's Die Welt, while Catalonia's La Vanguardia honoured the 99-year-old duke with the words: 'Goodbye to a century of British history.'

Spanish paper ABC carried a full-page picture of the duke doffing a bowler hat during his retirement from public duty in 2017, while The Weekend Australian showed Philip standing beside the Queen, looking at her fondly.

Italian paper Corriere della Sera chose a photo of the Queen and Philip riding together in a carriage with the headline: 'Goodbye to Philip, always one step behind the Queen.'  

Rome's La Repubblica referred to him as 'the Queen's discreet shadow', and the 'only one who could say to the Queen "Shut Up"'.  

A range of German local papers wrote: 'He was always in the shadow of the Queen, as the royal of the second row was always loyal - and full of humour.'

French papers Liberation and Le Figaro carried the death on their front pages, while Le Monde featured a column which suggested the duke could have had 'Prince of Blunders' added to his long list of honorary titles. 

In the United States, The Washington Post called him the 'Queen's most loyal supporter' and The New York Times referred to the 'Royal Consort and Ardent Defender of the Crown.'

For its headline, The Los Angeles Times called Philip the Queen's 'closest confidant and adviser,' and the 'undisputed master of the royal household for more than seven decades.' 

SPAIN: ABC carried a full-page picture of the duke doffing a bowler hat during his retirement from public duty in 2017, while Catalonia's La Vanguardia honoured the 99-year-old duke with the words: 'Goodbye to a century of British history'

FRANCE: French papers Liberation and Le Figaro carried the death on their front pages, 'Philip of Edinburgh: The last outing of the prince consort', and 'Prince Philip, a life in service of the crown,' were their respective headlines

SPAIN: El Pais and El Mundo featured photos of the young, handsome duke. El Pais's frontpage showed him in black tie with the headline, 'The prince who lived 70 years in the shadow of Elizabeth II dies,' while El Mundo, a picture of him with a young Queen Elizabeth calling him, 'The politically incorrect loyal consort'

UNITED STATES: The Washington Post called him the 'Queen's most loyal supporter,' while The New York Times referred to the 'Royal Consort and Ardent Defender of the Crown'

UNITED STATES: The Wall Street Journal featured images of the duke in naval attire, remembering his wartime career, and another of him with then-Princess Elizabeth and two children, Charles and Anne, in 1951

CHILE: 'We will miss you,' was the frontpage for Chilean paper Las Ultimas Noticias, while the Santiago-based paper El Mercurio also featured the duke on its frontpage

FRANCE: Le Parisien went with the headline 'The Queen loses her prince'

ITALY: Papers La Stampa and Il Messaggero featured the duke on their front pages. La Stampa wrote: 'Farewell to Philip of Edinburgh: After 73 years, Elizabeth is alone', while Il Messaggero called him 'The discreet Prince'

GERMANY: The duke and the Queen after the coronation featured on the frontpage of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, while Die Welt called him 'A Prince, like a King' 

Australian paper The Weekend Australian and Spanish paper La Razon both ran frontpages with the duke. 'A loyal consort,' is the headline on the Spanish page

Polish paper Dziennik Polski ran a picture of the edlerly duke on their frontpage, while Argentinian paper Clarin pictured Philip with the Queen

The Times of India and Polish paper Super Express both featured images of Prince Philip on their frontpages today

Italian paper Corriere della Sera chose a photo of the Queen and Philip riding together in a carriage with the headline: 'Goodbye to Philip, always one step behind the Queen,' while Turkish newspaper Miliyet showed the duke in his naval attire

AUSTRALIA: The front of the Saturday Herald Sun and a special pullout for the duke are pictured at a newsagents in Melbourne today

CZECH REPUBLIC: A selection of the Czech newspaper front pages paying tribute to Prince Philip are seen at a kiosk in Prague this morning

CHINA: The Chinese Communist Party's propaganda mouthpiece, the Global Times, featured the news of Prince Philip's death on its front page this morning, with a photo of the tribute to the duke in Oxford Circus

Farewell to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's discreet shadow for over 70 years. The only one who could say to the Queen "Shut up" - the headline on Italy's La Repubblica

German newspaper Bild wrote its website's front page: The Queen mourns her husband. Prince Philip is dead. The 99-year-old fell asleep peacefully at Windsor Castle

France's Le Monde, a daily afternoon newspaper, had the news on its homepage, writing: 'Philip Mountbatten, husband of Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at the age of 99, marked his time with a complex personality to say the least'

America's Fox News wrote: 'Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passes away at age of 99'

US news CNN wrote: 'Prince Philip has died at age 99'

The Boston Globe's headline read on the news story read: 'Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age 99'

USA Today: 'Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip dies at 99'

New York Post, USA: 'Britain's Prince Philip dead at 99'

Los Angeles Times: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and closest confidant and adviser, dies at 99'

New Zealand's NZ Herald had three different stories following the news of Prince Philip's passing. One looked at the world's reaction while another had the headline 'Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's extraordinary love story. The third looked at Prince Philip's 'line of duty', charting his life through the years

In Canada, the Toronto Sun wrote: 'Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies age 99

In Canada, the Vancouver Sun's headline read: 'Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 99

Montreal Gazette: Prince Philip (1921-2021): Duke of Edinburgh visited Quebec more often than the Queen

In Israel, the Jerusalem post also placed the sad news at the top of its page. 'Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 99,' the headline read 

The Japan Times: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

The Süddeutsche Zeitung, published in Munich, wrote: 'On the death of Prince Philip. At your service'

Die Presse, Austria: 'Prince Philip is dead: The man at the Queen's side on his last journey'

De Telegraaf, the largest Dutch daily morning newspaper, wrote: 'British Prince Philip passed away'

Dagens Nyheter, Sweden: 'Britain's Prince Philip dead'. The Swedish newspaper quoted the country's own king. King Carl XVI Gustaf called Philip 'a good friend of our family [and] a friendship we have placed great value on. 'His contribution to his country is an example for all of us. We extend our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain.'

France's La Voix du Nord, shared a photograph of Prince Philip in uniform, with the headline: 'Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dead at 99'

Poland's Gazetta Wyborcza wrote: 'Prince Philip is dead. Queen Elizabeth II's husband was 99 years old'

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