Her Majesty The Queen described the passing of her loving husband of 73 years as a “miracle,” referring to the fact that he died peacefully at home, which was his wish, and not at the hospital under strict COVID regulations, according to Prince Andrew.
It was also her who had shared the sad news of his passing. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The 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 Buckingham Palace posted.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on April 9, 2021, two months before what would have been his milestone birthday.
A month before he died, Prince Philip spent some time at the hospital because of declining health.
Now, some four weeks later, the cause of his death has been revealed by Sir Huw Thomas who has been caring for the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth since 2014. It is confirmed that Prince Philip died of old age, as reported by The Telegraph.
Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh, our official magazine, Soldier, has published a special 44-page tribute to Prince Philip, his distinguished military career and his close associations with numerous regiments of the British Army.
Read more: https://t.co/DR7EyrWj9n pic.twitter.com/HdLjCO7pun
— British Army (@BritishArmy) May 4, 2021
Prince Philip was a loving husband, father of four, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather. He was described by the Queen as her “strength and stay.” Prince William said of his grandfather: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.
“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.
“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humor!”
I am joyful of your sights.
Timon of Athens, I,1
(Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth) pic.twitter.com/smun13nPRL
— Billie (@BillieO2) May 2, 2021
Harry also paid tribute to the man who was extremely supportive of him and his brother throughout the years, especially at the time when they lost their mother.
“He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm – and also because you never knew what he might say next.
“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the monarch, a decorated serviceman, a prince and a duke,” Harry said.
“But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”
Rest in peace, Prince Philip.