New details surrounding Prince Harry’s involvement in Prince Philip’s funeral have today been released.
Here’s the full story…
It was announced on the morning of April 9th that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly died.
He was ninety-nine-years-old.
It was no secret that the royal had been struggling with his health for quite some time…
And had undergone many surgeries over the years.
He had previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday…
Resulting in the Duke undergoing exploratory abdominal surgery, which he swiftly recovered from.
And in 2015, he retired from public engagements entirely after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.
But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved hip replacement surgery.
Since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.
However, things truly took a turn for the worst for the royal this year.
On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling “unwell.”
The Sun reported that he would be spending “a few days” there.
But it was also reported that he was in “good spirits” after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
The Duke made a brief recovery…
But from there, things were quick to worsen.
His health deteriorated rapidly…
And last week, we received the news we had all been dreading.
Buckingham Palace announced on Friday, April 9th, that Prince Phillip had tragically passed away at the age of ninety-nine.
He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.
Since the tragic news broke, tributes from fans, celebrities, and politicians alike were quick to flood in.
In their own statement, the royal family wrote:
“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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Though, of course, all eyes have been on one member of the family in particular.
As you will all be aware, Prince Harry is currently residing in California with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie, so, therefore, will have dealt with the loss thousands of miles away from his family.
Almost immediately after Prince Phillip’s death was announced, Harry quickly made plans for his return to the U.K.
He arrived in Heathrow on a British Airways flight at around 1.15 pm yesterday, The Sun reported. He was reportedly met by security off the plane before being driven away in a black Range Rover.
Meghan hasn’t joined him, however, due to medical advice on flying while in her third trimester.
Harry is set to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, which will be taking place on Saturday April 17th in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
However, it has recently emerged that Harry’s dress code will differ slightly from the rest of the family due to the loss of his military titles.
Harry infamously lost his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, which he took over from his grandfather, as well as 2 other honorary military positions, when stepping back from the monarchy.
This means he cannot wear the official uniforms at events, and will likely arrive at Saturday’s service wearing a suit like other former servicemen.
This will be in stark contrast to his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, who are expected to attend in regimental dress.
Make sure to stay posted for further updates on the funeral of Prince Philip.