BAFTA Honors Prince Philip after His Death in Tribute Remembering His Work with the Organization
BAFTA gave accolades to its first president, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who made a massive impact before his unfortunate demise on April 9.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, founded in the year 1947, is an organization known to support, promote and develop film, television, and video games in the United Kingdom.
In 1959, the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, became its first president. The late duke and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, also played essential roles in making sure the organization grew.
Due to Philip's impact on the organization, BAFTA has chosen to remember him by writing a glorifying article in his honor. In the article which was published on their site, the Academy revealed that the news of his death deeply saddens them.
The article also pointed out the fact that Prince Philip and the Queen gave their share of profits from the film Royal Family to the Society of Film and Television Arts as a donation towards a new headquarters for the Society.
They further said that the Philip occupied a special place in the Academy's history and will be missed enormously. They added that their thoughts were with the royal family.
Philip's grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, also missed out on the BAFTA awards.
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
Philip died just a few days after he returned from the hospital, where he was being treated for an infection and had a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.
Upon his death, the Queen is observing eight days of mourning, and the burial plans are being put in place. The Queen has also decided to stay away from royal duties, and everything concerning the affairs of the state is being put on hold.
Prince Philip has left the hospital! Great news for a great man. pic.twitter.com/KkcgT1ZHCs— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) March 16, 2021
The Queen and family members who are affected by the death of Prince Philip have also taken to social media to honor their late patriarch.
The Queen also shared a heartfelt message where she revealed her late husband had been her strength all the years and that she, his whole family, and many other countries owed him a great debt.
Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh leaves King Edward VII's Hospital https://t.co/X4SoZZOAFm— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 16, 2021
Philip's grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, also missed out on the BAFTA awards that recently held due to his grandfather's demise.
Philip, before his death, was still married to Queen Elizabeth II, and together they had four lovely children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. May his soul rest in peace!