Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh No More

9 Apr, 2021 17:54 IST|Sakshi Post
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (pic courtesy: Royal family official Twitter handle)

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth's bhusband and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip has passed away. The news was confirmed by the Royal palace sources itself. Buckingham palace released a statement to confirm the news.

Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years now and was the longest serving consort in British history. He would accompany Queen on her royal tours.

Prince Philip had been hospitalised with blocked artery during the Christmas of 2011. In 2021, he suffered bladder infection and then the following year he had an exploratory operation on his abdomen.

He retired from public programmed and Royal duties afyer May 2017. He would be occasionally seen with the Queen during huge events.

There will be a royal ceremonial funeral for the duke. However, there is no official statement from the royal family yet on the funeral arrangements. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences and mourned the demise of Prince Philip

Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in Downing Street and said "he helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."

He added, We mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen and offer condolences to her and all her family.
We give thanks as a nation... to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

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