RIP Prince Philip - Death of the Husband of Britain' s Queen Elizabeth II who Met with 4 Popes - Condolences from Cardinal Nichols
A statement issued by Buckingham Palace on Friday said, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
The Prince was in hospital receiving treatment for an infection and underwent heart surgery but was released on 16 March and returned to Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip was born as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, and was made a Prince of the United Kingdom after his marriage to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.
Prince Philip dedicated his life in service to the Queen and country. He met Pope Francis at the Casa Santa Marta in 2014 with the Queen.
At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the Queen and all of the Royal Family.— Cardinal Nichols (@CardinalNichols) April 9, 2021
The Prince also met Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict VI during their pontificates.
Prince Philip retired from Royal duties in 2017 after 65 years of service.
The Duke of Edinburgh is survived by the Queen and their four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward as well as eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Source: Vatican News and https://rcdow.org.uk/cardinal/news/cardinal-prays-for-the-repose-of-the-soul-of-prince-philip/
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn