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09 APR 2021

DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP, 1st DUKE OF EDINBURGH
A Nation mourns

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Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

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The Union Flag was lowered to half-mast over Buckingham Palace,

following the 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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ABOVE: The official announcement

of the death of Prince Philip,

1st Duke of Edinburgh,

attached to the gate of

Buckingham Palace

RIGHT: The Rt Hon. Boris Johnson,

The Prime Minister

making a short speech outside

No.10 Downing Street

following the death of Prince Philip,

1st Duke of Edinburgh

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The Royal Banner of Scotland

was lowered to half-mast at

the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

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The official BBC announcement

on live television reporting the death of

Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

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It has been announced from Buckingham Palace that 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's own personal wishes and under the current Covid-19 restrictions.

 
Click HERE to view 
 Prince Philip,
1st Duke of Edinburgh's
biography pages
(including details about
his funeral) on this website

 

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