The world especially the United Kingdom has been thrown into mourning with the sudden passing of Prince Philip, the lifelong partner of Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second, his death was announced on Friday. The Royal Family Official Twitter account revealed he passed at the Windsor Castle, He was 99 years old.
In a statement on Twitter, the Royal Family account wrote;
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss”.
Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit https://royal.uk to read the announcement in full.
Reports had it that the Duke of Edinburgh has been sick and was admitted to the King Edward Hospital in London hospital on February 17 after his health deteriorated. The Duke has been ill for some time and also battling an infection, as of 1st March, he was moved to a London hospital known as Saint Bartholomew's Hospital for proper treatment. After a series of test, it was confirmed he's still battling an already existing heart problem, the Duke underwent a heart surgery in London, and when his health improved, he was discharged and continued to be cared for at his Windsor Castle home. However, the press release from the Royal Twitter account did not reveal if the Duke died from his heart ailment, but it's obvious he hasn't been in his best health condition since March this year.
Today the husband of the Queen of England has passed on as confirmed by the Royal Family's official Twitter account, and the whole of England have been thrown into mourning when the news of his death was released. May God give his wife, and family the fortitude to bear this great loss and also comfort the great city of Edinburgh. England will surely miss him.
Source: Twitter/ Royal Family
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