Queen Elizabeth II reacts to the death of Prince Philip. Buckingham Palace posted a statement and a photo on Twitter, the day after the Duke of Edinburgh’s disappearance on Friday April 9. “He was just my strength and I stayed all these years, me and his whole family, and that and many other countries, we owe him a debt greater than he could ever claim, or that we’ll never know, ”Elizabeth II wrote on social media on Saturday April 10. Piers Morgan responded on Twitter: “Thank you Prince Philip. You were the best of British people, selfless, determined, a fiercely loyal man who dedicated his life to public duty, our dear Queen and your adopted country.”
This Friday, April 9, 2021, Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99, two months before his 100th birthday. As announced by Buckingham Palace, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II died “peacefully at Windsor Castle”. For his final moments, the Duke of Edinburgh was able to count on the eternal support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen of England did not leave the bedside of Prince Philip during his last moments, whose state of health was said to have worsened during the night from Thursday to Friday.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.” -Her Majesty The Queen, 1997. pic.twitter.com/wbSldSavNA
– The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 10, 2021
A royal mourning of thirty days
Queen Elizabeth II begins an official eight-day period of mourning. Then, a new period of official royal mourning is expected to continue for 30 days. They had been together for over 73 years. As the husband of the Queen of England, Prince Philip is entitled to a state funeral in Westminster. Only the Duke ultimately preferred a private and intimate funeral, before being buried in Frogmore Gardens. This funeral will take place on April 17, at Saint-George’s Chapel, located in Windsor Castle.
Elizabeth II and Prince Philip © Agency