Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this June. Unfortunately, he passed away on April 9th, 2021 at the age of 99. He passed away peacefully, with no official cause of death released to the public from the British government.
Prince Philip was the longest-lasting royal consort in British history, serving for over 70 years. His marriage with Queen Elizabeth has been a long-lasting one, with them getting married back in November of 1947. The whole royal family has been mourning, with Prince Andrew stating that his father’s death is a “terrible loss.” He explained how they are all trying to support the Queen most of all, saying “She described it as having left a huge void in her life but we, the family, the ones that are close, are rallying round to make sure that we’re there to support her.”
The prince had been in the hospital for about a month just weeks before his death, getting released on March 16th. He was recovering from a heart surgery he had received and he was in good health afterward and in high spirits. Leading up to his death, he wasn’t having any major health complications, so the sudden death was surprising to many when they heard the news.
His funeral will be held on April 17, and will not have a very extensive guest list. Due to Covid concerns, not many people will be in attendance at his funeral. It will mostly consist of other royal family members and close friends. As part of his funeral, there will be a nationwide moment of silence to remember the deceased prince.
Prince Philip’s death will certainly be remembered for a long time to come, and his absence from the royal family will have long-lasting effects.