United Kingdom: Tributes Flow in After Buckingham Palace Confirmed Death of Duke of Edinburgh

Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip, 99 , the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, breathed last on Friday. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the Buckingham Palace tweeted.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex shared a message in the wake of Prince Philip’s death, saying the Duke of Edinburgh “will be greatly missed”.

Set on a full-screen dark background, the message read,” In loving memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh; 1921-2021. Thank you for your service… you will be greatly missed.”

British Ministry of Défense reported saluting batteries firing 41 rounds at one round per minute across the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, and on British navy ships at sea at noon on Saturday.

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will ride out from their base at Napier Lines, Woolwich Barracks onto the Parade Ground with 71 horses, 36 of them, pulling six 13-pounder field guns dating from the First World War.

Born on June 10, 1921, in Greece, the Duke of Edinburgh was just months away from celebrating his 100th birthday. He was the longest-reigning- consort in British History. He attended 22,000 royal engagements since 1953 and served alongside Queen Elizabeth for 73 years. He will be buried at the Frogmore Gardens. The Queen will then enter her an eight-day period of grief. Following which Britain will enter a mourning period for 30days.

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