The death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was announced on the Official Website of the Royal Family.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Friday, 9 April 2021
The Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, other faith group leaders, and many other in the UK and worldwide have issued statements reflecting on his life and grieving his passing. There will now be an eight-day period of mourning until the funeral at St George’s Windsor.
The Media Centre of the Official Website carries the following information:
“During the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of current Government advice and social distancing guidelines, modified Funeral and ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are being considered by Her Majesty The Queen. Details will be confirmed in due course.
In accordance with public health advice, members of the public are asked to continue to follow the current Government guidance, not to gather in crowds, and not to visit Royal residences to pay their respects.
During this time the Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.
An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available on this website.
Union flags have been half-masted at all Royal residences flying the Union flag. The Royal Standard will continue to fly at Windsor Castle where The Queen is in residence.
Media will be briefed on the Funeral plans in the coming days.”
Please accept my deep & hearfelt condolences for the loss & passing away of great Prince Philip.
May the Almighty grant eternal peace to the departed soul..
Dr.S.K.Pachauri IAS Retd