Prince Philip will not have a state funeral as per his wishes

Prince Philip will not have a state funeral according to his wishes, it has been confirmed.

There will be no lie before the 99-year-old Duke’s funeral and the public has been asked not to gather after his death.

He will rest at Windsor Castle and all official flags will be hoisted at half mast until 8 a.m. the day after the funeral.

This comes after his tragic death announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon (Friday April 9th).

Philip was reunited with the Queen on March 16 after a month-long stay between two London hospitals, where he was operated on for a pre-existing heart condition and treated for an infection.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“HRH passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning.

“Further announcements will be made in due course. The royal family and people around the world mourn his loss.”

The announcement of Philip’s death reflected tradition and modern times. The statement was tweeted on the royal family’s account, as was a framed notice briefly posted on the railings of Buckingham Palace.

Honors also came from around the world, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

European royal families remembered Philip as a “great friend” who “always left an unforgettable impression” and King Carl XVI. Gustaf of Sweden welcomed the Duke as “inspiration for us all”.


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