9 APR 2021

 Death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

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1st Duke of Edinburgh's

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Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

 

 

The official announcement of the death of Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

 

Today, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021), just two months short of his 100th birthday.  
 

Upon his death, the titles of Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth & Baron Greenwich have been inherited in accordance with the original grant by Letters Patent in 1947, by his eldest son - Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b.1948).   Following the titles merging with the Crown (upon The Prince of Wales succeeding to the Throne), it was agreed in 1999 (at the time of his marriage) that a new grant would be made in favour of Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (b.1964), the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ) and Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021).

To read the statement made on 12th April 2021 in the House of Commons by The Rt Hon. Boris Johnson (b.1964), the Prime Minister, click HERE.

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The official announcement

of the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

which was attached to the gate at Buckingham Palace

A Royal Ceremonial funeral will take place on Saturday 17th April 2021 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire.  The Service will begin with a National Minute's Silence at 3pm. The plans for the funeral are in line with the Duke of Edinburgh's own personal wishes and under the current Covid-19 restrictions.

 

The official BBC announcement on live television reporting the death

of Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh