The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip has passed away.  

‘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. ~The Royal Family’

 

When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground~ African Proverb

 

The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh in recent years undergone medical care, the  latest medical care was in February before his peaceful demise.

This is indeed a huge blow to the royal family especially to the wife, Queen Elizabeth II and the entire nation.

To avoid gathering of huge crowed, the royal family has made it possible for loved ones to send their condolence messages via an online book of condolence on the royal website.

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They also urged mourners sending flowers to rather support charity works on behalf of the queen’s late husband.

 

Details of the funeral arrangements is yet to be announced by the palace. However, on Saturday, there will be a 41-gun salute in memory of the late Prince Philip in different cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as in Gibraltar and at sea from Royal Navy warships..

Due to the coronavirus, the funeral ceremony will be organised privately.

Prince Philip met his wife the queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II in 1939 and got married officially in 1947. 

 

 

Following his educational cycle in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the prince joined the UK’s Royal Navy in 1939. After his introduction into the British royal family, he was honoured the title His Royal Highness and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Throughout the reign of the Queen, Prince Philip played a very crucial role in developmental projects as well as humanitarian projects. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family