02:25 GMT18 May 2021
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    The social media world has taken to the news of Prince Philip's death in ways that perhaps would not be appreciated by British monarchy supporters.

    There has been reaction from the leaders around the world, sending the Queen and the royal family their condolences over the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a speech in front of No 10 Downing Street on Friday, paying tribute to the Duke.

    In contrast, sarcasm and memes surrounding the news of Prince Philip’s death were delivered in hundreds of posts, with some suggesting the Queen wasted no time and had a Tinder account registered in her name.

    ​The official account of the campaign to replace the monarchy with an elected head of state, the Republic, has - in contrast to many – abstained from snarky comments or mockery  of the Duke’s passing.

    ​Prince Philip has lived a life of public service and remained married to the Queen for 74 years. Twitter was informed about his passing via the official Royal Family account earlier on Friday.  

     

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