Prince Philip will have his last dying wish granted at his funeral, and the sentiment behind it is heartwarming…
Plans for Prince Philip’s funeral have been released.
And it has been reported he will have his final wish granted.
Philip was ninety-nine years old when he passed away last week…
And the Firm have been working tirelessly to arrange plans for his funeral…
Now, we all know the royal family is an important part of British culture.
The Brits are extremely proud that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria’s old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.
She wasn’t ruling totally alone though, because Prince Philip was always by her side.
Elizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one.
She’d met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.
However, Philip wasn’t an expected fit for the Queen.
But he quickly became a very important part of her life.
Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, resulting in a somewhat mixed reputation in high society.
But the pair continued to stand the test of time.
Soon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which admittedly caused some tensions.
There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip’s infidelity.
But, despite all of this, the pair wasted no time in starting a family.
Their first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.
The Queen and Philip had a total of 4 children together…
And there’s no denying how they have become one of the most admired and famous couples in the entire world.
But in more recent times…
Prince Philip was battling some repeated health conditions.
The royal underwent many surgeries in order to regain his health over the years.
Having previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday, Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery which he 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 a hip replacement surgery and since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.
Well, things seemed to take a turn for the worst for the ninety-nine-year-old royal.
On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling “unwell.”
The Sun reported that the royal 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 since then, things were quick to get worse.
His health deteriorated rapidly…
And last Friday, we received the news we were all dreading.
It was confirmed on April 9 that Prince Philip had tragically passed away aged ninety-nine.
He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.
It’s claimed that Philip died suddenly.
And that despite his very old age, his death was still unexpected.
It has also been reported that the Queen was with him at the very end.
By his bedside.
More details surrounding Philip’s death have since emerged…
With reports suggesting that Philip was granted his final dying wish.
The Prince reportedly wanted to die in the comforts of his own home.
A royal source told The New York Post: “It was the Duke’s fervent wish to die peacefully at home.”
“We knew that when he was taken home it was to die on his own terms, not in a hospital bed, but in his own bed.”
“Philip didn’t want any fuss. He wanted to do things his way until the end,” the source added.
And now, plans for Prince Philip’s funeral have been released…
It has been revealed Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried on April 17 in the Land Rover he helped design, after which he will be laid to rest.
And people are loving the sentiment…
It has been confirmed In a statement from the Royal Family that the funeral will take place at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
And that his coffin will be transported in the vehicle he helped design.
The announcement reads: “On Saturday 17 April, The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be moved by a Bearer Party found by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
“Positioned in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle will be representative detachments drawn from His Royal Highness’s military special relationships.
“His Royal Highness’s coffin will be carried in a purpose-built Land Rover – which The Duke was involved in the design of – flanked by military Pall Bearers, in a small Ceremonial Procession from the State Entrance to St George’s Chapel, for the Funeral Service.
“Members of the Royal Family and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household will walk behind the coffin from the Quadrangle, down Chapel Hill and into Horseshoe Cloister. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at 1500hrs.”
The statement continues:
“It will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, the same as for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, rather than a State Funeral – something which is generally reserved for Monarchs. The plans have been approved by The Queen and reflect appropriate Government advice.”
Now the public has seen the vehicle for the very first time.
It was used in the funeral rehearsal.
Rest in peace Prince Philip.