Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, passed away at the age of 99.
The United Kingdom is in mourning. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace. Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, died at 99. “Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” according to the statement. In due course, they will publish more information. The Royal Family, like the rest of the world, will be saddened by his death.”
Philip married Queen Elizabeth in 1947, and the two have had a long and caring relationship. The royal was born into the Greek and Danish royal families and was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. We had four children with Elizabeth: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Of course, he was the grandfather of Prince Harry and Prince William and the great-grandfather of William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, and Harry’s son, Archie.
Prince’s Health Condition
Unfortunately, the prince’s death was not a surprise. He had been suffering from serious health problems in the months leading up to his death.
The royal family admitted Philip to the hospital on his doctor’s advice in February 2021 after “feeling unwell.”
They admitted the Prince to the hospital for “observation and rest” for several days. Philip was admitted to the hospital in the year 2018 for hip surgery. When Philip chose to skip Easter church services with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on April 1. And many expected the worst. He had also been unable to attend the traditional Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel the week before, but all was fine.
In May 2018, he attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding and left a lasting impression on royal fans. Yet, his old age caught up with him in the years since, and doctors him recommended to go to the hospital in December 2019 to treat a “pre-existing illness.” He had been in a serious car accident earlier that year, in which his vehicle flipped, but he had survived unharmed. Our hearts break for the royal family when we hear of their beloved Philip’s death. May his soul rest in peace.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Express Their Sorrow Over Death of Prince Philip
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have expressed their sorrow over Prince Philip’s death, who died on Friday at Windsor Castle.
The British Royal Family confirmed Prince Philip’s death on its official Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” the statement further said.
Westminster Abbey Also Sent Condolences To HM The Queen On The Death of Prince Philip
At 18:00 BST, Westminster Abbey started tolling its tenor bell once every 60 seconds in honor of the duke. To commemorate each year of his life, the Abbey will repeat this 99 times.
To mark the duke’s passing, the flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast, and a notice was placed on the door.
Hundreds of people paid their respects at Windsor Castle and raised floral tributes outside the palace.
However, during the coronavirus pandemic, the government advised the public not to assemble or leave tributes at royal residences.
Instead of flowers, the Royal Family has requested that people consider donating to a charity. They have opened an online book of condolences which is present on the official royal website for those who wish to send messages.
“Thank you for your support… you will be deeply missed,” read a post on the website of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s non-profit organization Archewell, which paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh’s “loving memory.”
Ministry of Defence Announcement
The Ministry of Defence announced that a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip would occur from midday on Saturday in cities such as London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast and Gibraltar and at sea from the Royal Navy warships. They will live online and on television for the general public to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
The loss of the Queen’s husband of 73 years, according to the BBC’s royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, was “a moment of grief” for the country and “most importantly, for the Queen losing her husband of 73 years – a longer period than most of us can imagine.”
He described Prince Philip as “utterly faithful in his belief in the value of the role that the Queen was playing – and in his obligation to support her,” said he had made “a big contribution to the success of the Queen’s reign.”
“The strength of that relationship, of their marriage, was so important to the success of her reign,” he said.