Duke's death certificate lists cause of death, full name and two jobs

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died of “old age” according to his death certificate.

The Queen’s husband died peacefully at home in Windsor Castle last month, aged 99, and his life was celebrated in a small, digitized memorial service.

His obituary notice has now been published as required by law.

It was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, head of the royal medical budget, reported The post.

A decision about “age” can be accepted as the cause of death if the patient was over 80 years old and the certifying doctor has cared for the person for a long period of time.

The Daliy Telegraph, which received the certificate, says there is no mention of the heart disease or infection that saw the Duke hospitalized for several weeks this year – he had an operation.

The Duke’s death was registered with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell.

The Duke’s name reads: “HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly known as Prince Philip of Greece, and Denmark, formerly known as Philip Mountbatten.”

The certificate lists his occupation as “Naval Officer” and “Prince of the United Kingdom”.


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