Queen Elizabeth to enter 8 days of mourning following Prince Philip’s demise

Queen Elizabeth to enter 8 days of mourning following Prince Philip's death

2021-04-09 18:26:04

Queen Elizabeth II will now enter an official mourning interval of eight days following the demise of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at Windsor Fort. He was 99.

The royal household introduced the Duke of Edinburgh’s demise on Friday in a press release.

“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has introduced the demise of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fort,” the assertion reads.

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Queen Elizabeth II introduced the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, on Friday, April 9. He was 99.
(AP)

The British royal household added that it joins “individuals all over the world in mourning his loss,” noting that further bulletins will likely be forthcoming.

The 94-year-old reigning monarch will now halt royal duties. Political views have additionally been paused and no legal guidelines will likely be given royal assent.

Extra intervals of royal mourning are anticipated to proceed following the primary eight days. The UK is anticipated to enter a interval of 10 days of mourning, and the British royal family is anticipated to increase its interval for 30 days.

Per custom, the royal relations are anticipated to put on black or darkish clothes throughout this time. After a funeral service is held, the queen is anticipated to proceed mourning in personal whereas finishing up duties privately.

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An announcement is displayed at the fence of Buckingham Palace after it was announced that Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died at the age of 99, in London, Britain, April 9, 2021. 

An announcement is displayed on the fence of Buckingham Palace after it was introduced that Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died on the age of 99, in London, Britain, April 9, 2021. 
(REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

An announcement about Philip’s demise was positioned on the gates of Buckingham Palace on Friday however is reportedly anticipated to be taken down someday later Friday per restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout England’s coronavirus lockdown, Philip had been staying at Windsor Fort, west of London, with the queen.

On Feb. 16, Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On March 3, he underwent a process for a pre-existing coronary heart situation at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital earlier than being transferred again to King Edward VII hospital on March 5 and in the end launched residence on March 16.

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Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Queen Elizabeth II will enter a period of mourning for eight days following Prince Philip's death.

Queen Elizabeth II will enter a interval of mourning for eight days following Prince Philip’s demise.
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A former naval officer and eager polo participant, Philip loved strong well being properly into outdated age however had a number of well being points in recent times. 

In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after struggling chest pains and handled for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights within the King Edward Hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip alternative. 

Philip was final hospitalized in December 2019, spending 4 nights within the King Edward Hospital for what the palace mentioned was deliberate remedy of a pre-existing situation. 

He was pressured to surrender driving on the age of 97, after smashing right into a automobile whereas driving a Land Rover close to Sandringham property in January 2019. Philip wanted assist to get out of the Land Rover however wasn’t injured. A lady within the different car suffered a damaged wrist. 

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In this Nov. 20, 1947 file photo, Britain's Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowds on their wedding day, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London. Buckingham Palace officials announced on Friday that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II died at Windsor Castle.

On this Nov. 20, 1947 file picture, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowds on their wedding ceremony day, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London. Buckingham Palace officers introduced on Friday that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II died at Windsor Fort.
(AP Photograph)

On the time of his demise, Philip’s full title was His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Thistle, Order of Benefit, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, Privy Counselor. 

He was the second particular person ever to bear the title “Duke of Edinburgh,” the primary being his great-great-uncle, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert. His son, Prince Edward, will now assume the title. 

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Though he married into the British monarchy, royalty was in Philip’s blood since delivery. On June 10, 1921, he was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark – the one son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg, in addition to the great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria. 

Philip’s deep-seated royal roots positioned him within the line of succession to the thrones of 16 international locations. 

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