On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Great Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, who was 99 years old.
A tweet from The Royal Family’s Twitter account said, “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 United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, issued a press release on the death of Prince Philip.
“By any measure, Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life – as a naval hero in the Second World War, as the man who inspired countless young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and, above all, as Her Majesty The Queen’s loyal consort,” part of it said.
Many Royal Family correspondents also updated the public on Twitter the Prince will not receive a State Funeral per his request nor will his body be Lying-in-State, but will lie at Windsor Castle for private viewing until his funeral at St. George’s Chapel.
The Royal Family also “regretfully requested” the public not to attend any of the funeral events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there will be no Book of Condolence for them to sign.
For those who wish to show their support of the Prince and Royal Family, they’re encouraging people to make voluntary donations to charities rather than buying flowers to leave at alters.