His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace on Friday announced that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement that it was with deep sorrow that Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her beloved husband.
According to Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip “passed away peacefully” on Friday morning at Windsor Castle, adding that the British royal family joined with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Prince Philip’s death came after a period of poor health as Prince Philip spent a month in two London hospitals where he was treated for an infection and also underwent heart surgery, before being discharged last mid-March.
Buckingham Palace also announced in a statement that Prince Philip’s funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In addition, Buckingham Palace said that Prince Philip wouldn’t have a state funeral and the funeral wouldn’t be proceeded by a lying-in-state.
“The funeral arrangements have been revised in view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Citing a royal source, CNN reported that more details on the funeral arrangements were expected to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace on Saturday, April 10 (UK time).
In light of coronavirus restrictions in the United Kingdom, the British royal family joined the British government in asking the public to not gather at the royal residences and to make a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of Prince Philip.
Moreover, Buckingham Palace said that an online condolences book had been launched on the family’s official website for those who wished to leave their messages.