She can count on the support of her family. Prince Philip died on April 9, at the age of 99. Sad news announced by Buckingham Palace on Twitter: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh”, could one read in a press release . Queen Elizabeth II therefore bade farewell to the one with whom she shared her life for 73 years. A very difficult ordeal for her, who was able to count on those close to her including her daughter-in-law, Countess Sophie of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward of Wessex. According to Sky News information, she visited him on April 10. On leaving Windsor Castle, she could not contain her emotion. Facing the camera, however, she gave news of the Queen of England: “The queen was fantastic” before clarifying: “She thinks of others before thinking of herself and she affirmed that Prince Philip leaves a huge void in his life, ”she concludes.
A most peaceful departure. Buckingham Palace had claimed that Prince Philip had left “peacefully”. Comments confirmed by Sophie from Wessex this Sunday, April 11. Present during a mass given at Windsor Castle in homage to the Duke of Edinburgh, she spoke with members of the church. She returned to the circumstances in which he lived his last moments. “It was just for him. It was so sweet. It was like someone took him by the hand and walked away. Very, very peaceful. And that’s all you want for anyone. one, isn’t it? ”she said. Very saddened, Sophie from Wessex clarified: “I think it is so much easier for the person who leaves than for the people who stay. We are all sitting here looking at each other saying “It’s horrible.” But, look at all the tributes. It’s just amazing, ”she concludes.
Death of Prince Philip: funeral in a small committee
According to information published by the Daily Mail on April 10, Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday April 17. These take place at the Chapel of Saint-Georges in Windsor and in small groups, according to the wishes of the deceased. He will be buried in the royal cemetery of Frogmore Garden, where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert rest. His funeral is named Operation Forth Bridge. A sad event that the British will be able to follow from their television sets.
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