Britain’s daily newspaper broadsheet, The Telegraph, has revealed the late former Duke of Edinburgh’s cause of death following his passing last month.
Prince Philip's death certificate, certified by Sir Huw Thomas, revealed the reason for his passing. The prince's cause of death was recorded as "old age."
The Duke passed on peacefully at Windsor Castle on April 9. He was 99 years old. However, at the time, Buckingham Palace did not provide further information following the announcement.
Piccadilly Circus paying respect to Prince Philip following the announcement of his death on April 10, 2021, London | Photo: Shutterstock
The way he died means that no other disease or injury played a role in his death, including a heart condition that forced him to undergo heart surgery weeks before he passed away.
Prince Philip’s private secretary registered his death with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, four days later, on April 13.
Prince Philip talks to an admirer during his visit to Ottawa with Queen Elizabeth II on June 30, 2010, in Ottawa, Canada | Photo: Shutterstock
The Duke had reoccurring health issues over the recent years since he retired from his royal public duties in August 2017. He would have turned 100 in June.
Following his passing, people worldwide paid tribute to him, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who described him as someone who inspired many young people.
The funeral was broadcast live, and while people had the opportunity to witness his send-off, there were significant moments during the service. Prince Philip's family followed the funeral procession.
The procedure started with pallbearers lowering his coffin onto a customized Land Rover. Senior members followed the hearse in a procession that lasted for eight minutes.
The prince played a role in designing his hearse, which was modified over sixteen years. The Defender hearse was made in 2003, the year he turned 82.