He suspected it. On April 9, Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99. A few days before, he had spoken with Prince Charles and the two had mentioned the 100th birthday of the husband of Elizabeth II. A conversation that the son of Prince Philip wished to mention in a moving interview which will be broadcast soon on the BBC One channel. His comments were reported by the Daily Mail on Friday, September 17. “We were talking about his birthday,” he explains first before admitting that Prince Philip was not very keen on having a party. Aware that his father could hear less well, Prince Charles remembers having “spoken louder and I reminded him that we were discussing his birthday and the possibility of having a big reception”. To which Prince Philip immediately retorted: “Should I still be alive”. Faced with this assertion, Prince Charles clarified that he replied: “I knew you would say that!”. Last premonitory words that say a lot about the morale of the husband of Elizabeth II.
A final tribute. The announcement of the death of Prince Philip was a real shock for the British but also for the royal family. Quickly, tributes followed on social networks and another will be returned to him very soon. Indeed, a documentary was initially to be broadcast to mark the 100 years of the husband of Elizabeth II but it was finally postponed. Thus, it has therefore turned into a tribute in which several members of the royal family have agreed to speak. The interviews were conducted before and after Prince Philip’s death and all of them painted a very intimate portrait. Among them, there is Prince William, Prince Charles, Zara Tindall, Kate Middleton and Princess Eugenie. In an excerpt unveiled, Prince Charles first confided: “We were lucky to have him by our side for almost 100 years”. For his part, Prince Harry said: “What he shows is what he is. My grandfather has always been himself, without fear of what will be said.” For Prince William, his grandfather has “always been an important presence in everything we have done”. This documentary will be broadcast on September 22 on BBC One and will allow viewers to discover previously unseen archive footage.
Prince Philip: why does his will remain sealed?
If the Windsors are public figures, they value a bit of privacy. Indeed, despite the death of Prince Philip last April, his will will remain sealed for 90 years. The reason ? “Preserve the dignity of Elizabeth II,” said Sir Andrew McFarlane, presiding judge at the Court. “I chose, because of the constitutional position of the sovereign, to follow a special procedure concerning royal wills”, he then clarified before asserting that he was not aware of the content of the document. confidential.
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