Royal Family mourns after Prince Philip’s death
Prince Philip has died at age 99 at Windsor Castle.
A statement released by the Royal Family says the Duke of Edinburgh’s death was peaceful.
Prince Philip had spent some time in London’s King Edward VII hospital, after being admitted under ‘precautionary measures’.
He was discharged on March 16.
Princess Anne and Prince Andrew have spoken for the first time about their father’s death.
Prince Andrews described his father as the “grandfather of a nation”.
Princess Anne expressed her grief in a written statement saying Prince Philip was her teacher, her supporter and her critic.
Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine and and author of the book “Prince Philip Revealed” says the UK is mourning.
“Although it was expected because of Prince Philip’s great age, and the fact he’d been in hospital for such a long period … It was sort of a shock,” she told Stephen Quartermain and Emily Power, filling in for Ross and Russel.
“The mood was one of great sadness, actually.”
Prince Philip’s funeral will be held on Saturday.
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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.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
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