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The Queen Releases A Statement On Prince Philip's Death

Unity Blott

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The Queen Releases A Statement On Prince Philip's Death

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The Queen has released a statement thanking the public for their support in the wake of Prince Philip's death.

Speaking on Wednesday, four days after her late husband's funeral, the monarch said: "I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate.

"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and all around the world."

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The monarch added: "My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continued to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."

She signed the deeply personal message simply, Elizabeth R.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away earlier this month aged 99 (Credit: PA)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away earlier this month aged 99 (Credit: PA)

Philip passed away 'peacefully' at Windsor Castle on 9th April following a prolonged hospital stay in which he received treatment for an infection as well as a heart condition.

Due to Covid restrictions, just 30 people were permitted to attend his funeral service on Saturday, with separate households required to sit separately.

Topics: Queen, Royal Family

Unity Blott
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