The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

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Today we share extremely unfortunate news.

That is the official announcement from the Royal household site.  Below, the announcement as posted on social media.

A notice with the news was posted on an easel at Buckingham Palace.

Because of the pandemic, it was removed after an hour in an effort to keep crowds from gathering.  people brought flowers as well as other remembrances to the gates at the Palace. 

Nor will there be Books of Condolence offered for the public to sign. Instead, there will be an electronic version. 

The Royal household requested “that members of the public think about making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.” 

The scene at Picadilly Circus. 

From The Telegraph’s coverage: 

Britain has entered eight days of mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh during which flags will be flown at half mast, TV presenters will wear black as well as Parliament will pass no new laws.

Between now and Prince Philip’s funeral, the Queen will not bring out any type of duties either in public or in private, as well as any type of new laws requiring Royal Assent will not be sent to her for approval.

At Parliament.

From the Royal household website:

During the coronavirus pandemic, as well as in light of present government recommendations as well as social distancing guidelines, modified funeral as well as ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are being considered by Her Majesty The Queen. Details will be confirmed in due course. 

In accordance with public health and wellness advice, members of the public are asked to continue to comply with the present government guidance, not to gather in crowds, as well as not to go to Royal residences to pay their respects. 

And at Windsor, where HM is staying. CNN reports cost Charles visited his mom today at Windsor. 

From the BBC:  

Prince Philip’s funeral will take location at St George’s Chapel, Windsor – however the arrangements have been amended in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the college of Arms said in a statement.

It added that the funeral will not be a state funeral, as well as the duke will not lie in state.

The duke will, however, lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of a funeral, the college of Arms said, “in line with custom-made as well as with His Royal Highness’s wishes”.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

And from the Royal household site: 

On Saturday, 10th April at 1200, a death gun Salute will be fired to mark the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. across the United Kingdom, in Gibraltar as well as on Her Majesty’s Ships at sea, 41 rounds will be fired at one round every minute for 40 minutes. The gun Salutes will be broadcast online as well as on television, as well as members of the public are encouraged to watch from home.

In London, The King’s troop Royal equine Artillery will utilize the exact same guns that were fired for Her Majesty The Queen as well as The Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding event in 1947, as well as at The Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.  He would have been 100 on June 10.  Below, an official 70th wedding event anniversary photo. 

From Patricia Treble’s obituary in Maclean’s: 

Philip suggested to the 20-year-old princess in September 1946. He had little money as well as few possessions, yet the future Queen didn’t care. At the urging of her parents, they kept the engagement a trick for 10 months to be sure of their decision, during which time Philip became a naturalized British citizen. He took the name Philip Mountbatten, the name his mother’s household adopted when their German title of Battenberg was extinguished during the very first world War.

Below, the couple with Princess Margaret in a picture for the announcement of the couple’s engagement in 1947.

And an picture from the wedding event at Westminster Abbey. 

In comments made on the event of their golden wedding event anniversary in 1997, HM said, “He has, rather simply, been my stamina as well as stay all these years, as well as I, as well as his whole family, as well as this as well as lots of other countries, owe him a financial obligation greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.” Below, a 60th-anniversary photo. 

From this BBC story: 

The BBC’s royal reporter Nicholas Witchell said it was “a moment ofsadness” for the country as well as “most particularly, for the Queen losing her hubby of 73 years – a bigger span of years than most of us can imagine”.

He said Prince Philip had made “a big contribution to the success of the Queen’s reign”, describing the duke as “utterly loyal in his belief in the value of the function that the Queen was fulfilling – as well as in his task to support her”.

“It was the value of the solidity of that relationship, of their marriage, that was so essential to the success of her reign,” he added.

Below, the last official picture of the couple, released for their 73rd anniversary in November, as they look at a card made by the Cambridge children.  

There are lots of other sites to checked out extremely well done obituaries as well as notable pieces, however I believed today we would look back at photos from occasions where we saw the Duke of Edinburgh as well as Duchess of Cambridge together.  right here you see an picture complying with William as well as Kate’s wedding event in 2011.

Trooping the Colour in June 2011. 

You don’t see him in this photo, however the Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge joined other household members for a service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, marking the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday, likewise in June 2011.

The Duchess accompanied HM as well as Prince Philip in March 2012 for engagements launching the UK part of the Jubilee Tour.

The Jubilee River Pageant in June 2012. 

At Trooping the Colour in 2012. 

During a go to to Baker street station in March 2013.

Prince George’s christening in October 2013. 

And Trooping the Colour 2014.

At Sandringham on Christmas Day 2014. 

A March 2015 service honoring those who served in Afghanistan.  

Trooping the Colour in June 2015. 

Princess Charlotte’s christening in July 2015. 

A formal portrait from the christening. 

A December 2015 service when the Duchess took on Prince Philip’s function as Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. 

At a Sandringham service in January 2016, marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.  

The Queen’s 90th birthday event at Windsor in may 2016.

Also in may 2016, a Buckingham Palace garden party. 

At a national service of Thanksgiving in June 2016 commemorating the Queen’s 90th birthday. 

And Trooping the Colour 2016.

At a luncheon the next day celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday in June 2016.

The Festival of Remembrance in November 2016. 

The Diplomatic Reception in 2016. 

On the method to church services at Sandringham in January 2017.

At the March 2017 unveiling of the Iran Afghanistan Memorial, you see Prince Philip on the far right.

Also in March 2017, the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. 

A may 2017 garden celebration at Buckingham Palace. 

At Trooping the Colour in June 2017. At Royal Ascot 2017 as a moment of silence was observed in memory of the London as well as Manchester fear assault as well as the Grenfell Tower fire.

Attending 2017’s Festival of Remembrance.

Christmas at Sandringham in 2017. 

The Duke as well as Duchess of Sussex’s may 2018 wedding. 

And Princess Eugenie’s October 2018 wedding. 

There are events not shown in this publish since there aren’t photos of both Prince Philip as well as the Duchess of Cambridge (Epsom Derby, Order of the Garter, etc.). 

Below, the Duke at his final private public engagement in August 2017.

And a final picture of the Duke, this one from 2014 as he presented medals to the Royal Regiment of Scotland in June 2014 in Germany.



The Royal Family’s main page on the Duke’s life is here; sub-pages include sections on his early life & education; his function as Consort to HMTQ; his charities as well as patronages; his marriage as well as family; the Duke of Edinburgh as well as the Commonwealth; as well as the Armed Forces. 

Patricia Treble’s Maclean’s obituary is here; The Telegraph’s obituary section is here; The everyday Mail’s protection section is here; Robert Jobson’s obituary for The evening basic is here; the BBC’s obit is here; the Guardian’s obit is here; the new York Times obituary is here;

Hello’s protection landing page is here; CNN’s online updates are here

A Vanity fair picture gallery is here; the BBC’s gallery is here; a Washington Post slide show is here; a town as well as country gallery is here; Hello’s gallery of household photos is here


The Washington Post: “The epic unlikely love story between Queen Elizabeth II as well as Prince Philip” 

NY Times: “Prince Philip, the guy who Walked two Paces Behind the Queen” 

Vogue: “The Last Gentleman: An Homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Impeccable style with the Decades”

Vogue: “From The Archive: Antonia Fraser Recalls Witnessing The Future Queen’s marriage To The Duke Of Edinburgh“

New Yorker: 1947 report, “A Ringside Seat at the Wedding” (signup or subscription req’d.)


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