Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, passed away at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle. The two had been married for 73 years
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, passed away at 99. The couple had been married for 73 years (SEE THEIR WEDDING PHOTOS). The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalized last February for a heart infection that seemed to have cleared up. But three weeks after his discharge from the hospital he died.
It was Queen Elizabeth who announced the disappearance of her husband at noon, English time, with a note from Buckingham Palace: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family joins people from all over the world in mourning for this loss ”. Filippo would have turned 100 next June.
The funeral will be held in Windsor, according to Philip's wishes, with a military procession, which should also be held in London. The coffin with the body of the Duke of Edinburgh should be exhibited in the coming days in the Royal Chapel of St James's Palace in London, just like it did for Lady Diana. The Duke of Edinburgh should then be buried in Frogmore Gardens, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Most of the British monarchs are buried in Westminster Abbey and St George's Chapel, but both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are in a mausoleum in Frogmore Gardens.
The Queen is expected to observe a strict mourning period for 8 days, during which the laws will not receive her approval and the affairs of state will be suspended. All types of events have also been suspended, even if the Sovereign has long lived in isolation due to restrictions for Covid. After these eight days, a further period of mourning will follow which should last about a month.
The last official photo of Filippo dates back to last November. The Palace shared an image of the Prince and Sovereign on the occasion of their 73rd wedding anniversary. Although last March the Duke of Edinburgh was photographed leaving the London hospital to return to Windsor, visibly tried.
During the month of hospitalization, Philip received many visits, including that of his son Carlo with whom, it was leaked, he had an interview on the future of the Monarchy after his death.
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