The royals announced the sad news on April 9, 2021, that the patriarch of the family, Prince Philip, had died. he was 99 Statement A post on the family’s social media accounts read: “It is with great sadness that Her Majesty the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness this morning at Windsor died peacefully in the castle.
Moreover, the public did not hear the emperor mentioning her late husband. That is, until he decided to do so during a speech in Scotland. Here’s what Queen Elizabeth II said about Prince Philip.
How long were Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married?
Prince Philip was the longest serving wife in British history. He and Queen Elizabeth had been married for more than 73 years.
Prior to their marriage, Philip was made The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. The Duke and future Queen tied the knot on November 20, 1947. Their wedding took place at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests. According to royal family website, the ceremony was recorded and broadcast to 200 million people worldwide.
In 1948, Philip and his wife welcomed their first child, Prince Charles. The royal couple then had three more children and eight grandchildren.
The Queen mentioned her late husband in a speech
Queen Elizabeth opened the new session of the Scottish Parliament on October 2, 2021 and referred to the late Duke of Edinburgh during her speech in Edinburgh. This is the first time she has done so since her husband’s death six months ago.
“Today is also a day when we can celebrate those who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of other people in Scotland, either locally or nationally, during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the monarch said (per To express) “I have spoken about our deep and lasting affection for this wonderful country and the many happy memories Prince Philip and I have always cherished our time here. It is often said that people make places. And Scotland’s There are only a few places in comparison where this is true.”
The Queen and Philip actually spent most of their honeymoon in Scotland. The royal couple also traveled to Balmoral Castle each year and spent months at the family holiday home.
First royal to speak publicly since Philip’s death says it was ‘peaceful’
One of the first family members to speak publicly about Prince Philip’s death was Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who is married to Prince Edward, the Duke’s youngest son.
On April 11, 2021, the royals gathered in a private chapel in Windsor for a special service to honor the Duke of Edinburgh. Outside the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Sophie talks about her father-in-law’s final moments. “It was just right for him. It was so gentle. It was like someone grabbed his hand and he left,” she explained (per) page six) “Very, very peaceful, and that’s all you want for someone.”
These were the last words of Prince Charles the night before his father, Prince Philip, died