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ⓘ Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Commonw ..




Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
                                     

ⓘ Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms, and the longest-serving royal consort in British history, died at Windsor Castle at age 99 on the morning of 9 April 2021. The cause of death has not been released, though an official statement says he "died peacefully".

                                     

1. Operation Forth Bridge

Named after the Forth Bridge in Edinburgh, the city of his dukedom, the national plan for publicly handling the Dukes death is called Operation Forth Bridge.

The Duke can have a full state funeral, but had wished for minimal "fuss"; as such, there will be no state funeral or lying in state. He will have a military funeral to be conducted at St Georges Chapel and burial at Frogmore Gardens.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who resides in the United States, had planned to return to the UK for the Dukes 100th birthday. It is believed he will return for the funeral, which is expected to happen eight or ten days following the Dukes death. No laws will be passed in an eight-day mourning period for the Duke.

                                     

2. Impacts because of COVID-19

Changes are expected against mass gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic; for example, there will be no crowds or members of the public present at any time, with the number attending not more than thirty, in line with regulations.