This is sad news that shakes up the British royal family. Prince Philip passed away this Friday, April 9 at the age of 99. He thus leaves behind him, the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth II with whom he had been married for 74 years but also his four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. It is moreover, Prince Edward who will inherit the title of Duke of Edinburgh from his father. If some might have thought that this prestigious title, created in 1726 and worn by three people before, would have gone to the eldest of the siblings, namely Prince Charles, Prince Philip decided otherwise.
Very close to his youngest child, this gift, which carries a whole lot of responsibilities, is actually a way for the father of a family to show his love to his youngest child, who is also one of the last in the family. order of succession to the British throne. A real honor for the husband of Sophie from Wessex, aged 57, who will certainly be able to live up to this mission transmitted by his dad.
A funeral in complete privacy for Prince Philip?
While no date has yet been announced for Prince Philip’s funeral, the ceremony is already in the works. As tradition dictates, key members of the British Royal Family are entitled to a very precise and well-thought-out funeral protocol. We already know that Prince Philip would have refused the state funeral in Westminster, London, contrary to what the Queen wanted. The husband of Elizabeth II would also have expressed the wish to rest in the royal cemetery of the mausoleum of Frogmore House, where are buried in particular Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. There would also be a good chance that his funeral would take place in strict privacy at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, with members of his clan. A protocol that would have been accepted by his wife and four children.
Prince Philip and Prince Charles © Agence