Prince Philips cause of death has been revealed – Wales Online

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s death certificate has revealed that he died of “old age”, it has been reported.

At the time Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip died “peacefully” at Windsor Castle last month aged 99.

Now the official death notice has stated that was cause of death was “old age”.

It was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, head of the royal medical household, and suggests there was no identifiable disease or injury that contributed to the death, according to The Daily Telegraph which obtained the certificate.

The description ‘old age’ is accepted if the patient is over 80 and if the doctor has personally cared for the patient for a long period, and seen a gradual decline.

It means there was no link to Prince Philip’s month-long stay at King Edward VII’s hospital in central London in February. He underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition during his spell in hospital.

The Duke’s death was registered with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, on April 13, four days after he passed away.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried into St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, ahead of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021.

It lists the Duke’s full name as: ‘His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh formerly known as Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark formerly known as Philip Mountbatten.’

The certificate lists his occupation as ‘Naval Officer’, a successful career of which he was enormously proud, and ‘Prince of the United Kingdom’.

His second occupation is listed as ‘husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Sovereign’.

Mr Miller-Bakewell headed a small team of loyal staff who walked behind the Duke’s coffin as it made its way to St George’s Chapel from Windsor Castle for his funeral on April 17.

 

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