Piers Morgan, a loyal supporter of the royal family, honored the late Prince Philip in an Instagram tribute: “A very sad day for our country.”
It is a devastating day for all of Britain as their longest-serving consort, Prince Philip, passed away in his sleep. The Duke of Edinburgh’s death came a few months short of what would have been his 100th birthday.
British television personality Piers Morgan was among the many who paid tribute to Philip shortly after his passing. He shared a photo of the prince alongside her Majesty, his wife Queen Elizabeth, during their younger years.
Morgan’s post came with a throwback picture of the couple during their prime years, where Philip stood beside the Queen in what appeared to be an important event. Alongside the photograph read the caption:
“RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to her Majesty [...].”
Prince Philip during his visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond on June 8, 2015 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
The late royal was previously hospitalized in King Edward VII’s Hospital in London and underwent a heart procedure after contracting an infection. He was later transported to St. Bartholomew’s for specialized cardiac monitoring.
The COVID-19 pandemic will definitely affect the plans for Philip’s funeral, with several restrictions still observed.
In March, Philip returned home and was spotted in a wheelchair before being guided into his vehicle, headed to Windsor castle where his wife waited. Sadly, their time together was cut short following his demise. Earlier, the palace released a statement that read:
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The COVID-19 pandemic will definitely affect the plans for Philip’s funeral, with several restrictions still observed. Regardless, it is certain that the royal family will honor him as they grieve his loss.
Philip tied the knot with the Queen on November 20, 1947, and had four children together. Although busy with royal duties, the couple spent a long and happy life reigning in Britain.