Like Britain, the Royal family and fans all around the world mourn the loss of Prince Philip, after passing at the age of 99.
Queen Elizabeth II’s longtime husband and the longest-serving consort in British history died on April 9. The Royal member was just two months shy of his 100th birthday when the news was released that he had passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip’s passing was a huge loss for the royal family and the world, however, did you know he had no plans to live that long anyways?!
According to a piece published by The Telegraph back in 2019, to which the journalist remembered the Royal member saying he had “no desire whatsoever” to live to 100 years of age. “I can’t imagine anything worse,” the Duke of Edinburgh said during a 2000 interview, according to Brandreth. “Bits of me are falling off already.”
Prince Philip had not yet reached 80 at the time but went on to live another two decades after. He retired from his royal duties in 2017.
Prince Philip’s death was announced by Buckingham Palace, who said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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. “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined many from around the world in offering his condolences to the family over this grieving time.