The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip is no more. The announcement was made by Buckingham Palace which mentioned that he passed away peacefully in the morning on April 9, 2021. Prince Philip was recently discharged from the hospital after spending nearly a month due to heart related problems. It had marked his longest stay in the hospital.
A statement from the Palace said, “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.” The statement added that the Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully in the morning at Windsor Castle. The palace added that more announcements would be made soon. It was also said that the Royal family join with people across the globe for mourning his loss.
The notice of his death was placed outside the Buckingham Palace. Mourners were seen placing flowers at the gates. The website of the Royal family was updated to announce the news and a note has been added that states that the website would be temporarily unavailable as the appropriate changes are being made. As soon as the news spread, tributes and condolences across the globe started to pour in. It included Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said that Prince Philip was an environmentalist and was also the champion of the natural world that balanced the happiness of the national life.
Prince Philip got married to Queen Elizabeth in the year 1947 and was also the longest serving consort in the British history. In 2017 he retired from public engagements after carrying out more than 20,000 of them. He was also an avid sportsman, had four children, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The Duke also set up the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in the 50s that was designed to bridge the gap between leaving school and beginning the national service.
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