The Rolling Stones co-founders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards shared two different photos on their official Instagram account today, and they penned farewell messages after the death of Prince Philip.
As you may already know, Prince Philip was the Duke of Edinburgh, and he was the husband of the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II. Philip was born in Greece back in 1921 and after engaging Elizabeth in 1947, he had to leave his Greek and Danish titles to become the Duke of Edinburgh.
In 2017, Prince Philip decided to retire from his royal duties at the age of 96. Unfortunately, according to the official announcement of Buckingham Palace, Philip passed away from this world just two months before his 100th birthday.
Just like other British stars in the rock and heavy metal scene, Rolling Stones icons posted some of the iconic frames of Philip and paid their tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh. While Keith penned a short and plain letter, Mick shared an emotional message in the caption.
Here is what Keith Richards wrote:
“Rest in Peace HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. My deepest condolences to Her Majesty, The Queen, and to The Royal Family.”
And here is the message of Mick:
“I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, alongside his extensive charitable work he was a very active patron of many of the sports organizations my father worked for and helped so many young sportsmen and women. He will be fondly remembered.”
You can check out both photos below.