Prince Philip Dies At 99 on Son Prince Charles’ 16th Wedding Anniversary With Duchess Camilla
April 9 has new meaning for the Royal Family. Prince Charles’ father Prince Philip dies on his & Duchess Camilla’s 16th wedding anniversary.
Following 99 years, Prince Philip has passed away.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the heartbreaking news on April 9. “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,” read the statement. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
With grieving will also come a celebration of an immeasurable legacy. For the next eight days, Buckingham Palace staff will formally observe his death. While Queen Elizabeth II will enter her own mourning period, she will refrain from any work. Additionally, state affairs will come to a halt out of respect for the late British royal.
Military establishments & prominent locations; like Downing Street in the City of Westminster, will honor the Duke of Edinburgh by flying all official flags at half-mast. They will be doing this from now until 8:00 a.m. on the day following the funeral. However, Buckingham Palace’s Royal Standard Flag will not be lowered as a symbol of the monarchy’s continued progression.
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