The Queen of the United Kingdom and her spouse Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have been living together as husband and wife for 73 years but now not anymore following the death of Philip who breathed his last on Friday and this was announced by Buckingham Palace
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss” Read part of the statement from Buckingham Palace
After feeling unwell, on February 17th , Prince Phillip was admitted at the King Edward VII Hospital in London before the Palace confirmed that he was under treatment for an infection and later transferred him to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, also based in London, where doctors continued to treat his infection.
They also undertook testing for a pre-existing heart condition and after heart surgery, the duke was discharged from hospital in March and back to his residence, Windsor Castle where he unfortunately died from earlier on Friday
The duke who was a few months to make 100 years has the was the longest serving consort in the history of Britain and when his was announced dead, there was and still is an outpouring of grief across the country and the world at large
Meanwhile, the flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and a public notice was posted on the gates following the announcement of the duke’s death and hundreds of people have been pictured placing floral tributes outside the palace and some have visited Windsor Castle to pay their respects.