The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip sadly died yesterday morning peacefully at Windsor Castle surrounded by his family. A statement was issued by the Palace just after midday on Friday 09th April, 2021 and it said: “It is with deep sorrow that her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved, His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke Of Edinburgh.” “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” Prince Phillip would have celebrated his 100t birthday in June 2021.
Prince Phillip, 99, was admitted into King Edwards VII’s hospital in Central London on 16th February, 2021, after he was felling unwell. He was diagnosed with an infection then he was later transferred to St Bartholomew hospital, where he underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition. After four weeks of being admitted into hospital he was finally allowed home, this was his longest stay ever in hospital.
Boris Johnson gave a speech outside Downing street shortly after the announcement was made by the Palace, he praised Prince Phillip’s service and “bravery” in the Second World War, as well as his contributions after- from being a “champion of the natural world” through to having “shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people” through the Duke Of Edinburgh Award. He also said: “We remember the Duke for all of this and above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty The Queen.” “We offer our condolence’s to her and to all her family and we give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Phillip.”
On Friday 9th April, 2021 the Palace said: “Further announcements would be made in due course.”