Prince Philip’s explanation for dying revealed by Queen Elizabeth’s doctor

Prince Philip‘s explanation for dying has been revealed.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 on the age of 99, died of “previous age,” in accordance with a dying certificates obtained by The Telegraph.

Sir Huw Thomas, who’s the pinnacle of the royal medical family, licensed Philip’s dying certificates. Philip’s explanation for dying was declared as “previous age” and is an accepted description for a explanation for dying if the affected person is over 80 years previous and whose well being has been acknowledged as on a “gradual decline” after having been cared for over a protracted stretch of time, the outlet reviews.

Moreover, Sir Thomas’ evaluation proves there was no different illness or harm that contributed to Philip’s dying. This implies the guts situation that triggered the duke to endure surgical procedure in March didn’t contribute to his dying, the outlet states.


On this undated handout picture supplied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their nice grandchildren, from left, Prince George, Prince Louis, Savannah Phillips (standing at rear), Princess Charlotte, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall. Britain’s Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent greater than seven a long time supporting his spouse in a task that principally outlined his life, died on Friday, April 9, 2021.
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His non-public secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, registered Philip’s dying with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on April 13. Based on the Telegraph, his full identify on his dying certificates is listed as “His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh previously often known as Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark previously often known as Philip Mountbatten.”

Buckingham Palace representatives declined remark.

The royal household confirmed the dying of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years on April 9 in an announcement.

“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has introduced the dying of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fort,” the assertion learn.

On his dying certificates, Philip’s occupations are listed as a naval officer and the “husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Sovereign.”

Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 kids, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 


The Duke of Edinburgh, <a href="" target="_blank">Queen Elizabeth II</a>’s husband of 73 years, <a href="" target="_blank">died</a> on April 9. Here, the queen and Prince Philip chatting during the royal windsor horse show on the grounds of Windsor Castle years ago.

The Duke of Edinburgh, <a href=”” goal=”_blank”>Queen Elizabeth II</a>’s husband of 73 years, <a href=”” goal=”_blank”>died</a> on April 9. Right here, the queen and Prince Philip chatting through the royal windsor horse present on the grounds of Windsor Fort years in the past.
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Throughout England’s coronavirus lockdown, he had been staying at Windsor Fort, west of London, with the queen, 95.

On Feb. 16, Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On March 3, he underwent a process for a pre-existing coronary heart situation at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital earlier than being transferred again to King Edward VII hospital on March 5 and in the end launched house on March 16.

In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after struggling chest pains and handled for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights within the King Edward Hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip alternative. 

Philip was additionally hospitalized in December 2019, spending 4 nights within the King Edward Hospital for what the palace stated was deliberate remedy of a pre-existing situation. 


He was pressured to surrender driving on the age of 97, after smashing right into a automotive whereas driving a Land Rover close to Sandringham property in January 2019. Philip wanted assist to get out of the Land Rover however wasn’t injured. A lady within the different car suffered a damaged wrist. 

Princess Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne, August 1951.

Princess Elizabeth together with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and their kids Prince Charles and Princess Anne, August 1951.
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In a uncommon interview for a tv documentary to mark his ninetieth birthday in June 2011, he stated, “I reckon I’ve carried out my bit. I need to take pleasure in myself for a bit now. With much less accountability, much less dashing about, much less preparation, much less attempting to think about one thing to say. 

“On high of that, your reminiscence’s going. I am unable to keep in mind names. Sure, I am simply form of winding down.” 

On the time of his dying, Philip’s full title was His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Thistle, Order of Advantage, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, Privy Counselor. 

He was the second particular person ever to bear the title “Duke of Edinburgh,” the primary being his great-great-uncle, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert. His son, Prince Edward, will now assume the title. 


A slimmed-down royal ceremonial funeral was held for the Duke of Edinburgh on April 17 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort.

A minute of silence is observed at St George's Chapel for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. 

A minute of silence is noticed at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Fort in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. 
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Philip’s celebration of life, which he had a serious function in planning previous to his dying, was attended by his and the queen’s 4 kids — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — in addition to Charles’s spouse Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Anne’s husband Timothy Laurence and Edward’s spouse Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Philip’s grandchildren — which embrace Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Woman Louise and James, Viscount Severn — additionally have been in attendance.


In the meantime, Prince William’s spouse, Kate Middleton, Zara Tindall’s husband, Mike Tindall, Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank and Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, will even be part of their royal spouses on the household occasion.

The Duke of Edinburgh served within the Royal Navy for 12 years. Army personnel had a big function in honoring him regardless of the attendance restrict because of coronavirus restrictions in England. 

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