Buckingham Palace confirmed the tragic news this month that Prince Philip had passed away, aged 99.
'His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.' and a statement via Twitter that read:
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Friday, 9 April 2021″
Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital earlier this year as a precaution after feeling unwell. Details of why he was admitted have not been circulated.
Royal family members have paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh and have all been rallying around the Queen, with Prince Harry even flying back to the UK and HM's 'gang of four' stepping up to support her.
This weekend saw Prince Philip's private - and intimate - funeral, with just 30 attendees invited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Guests included valued staff, close friends and royal family members, in attendance. They showed their support for Queen Elizabeth as they celebrated Prince Philip's life and said their goodbyes.
Since the funeral, it has also been reported by The Daily Mail that the Queen will remain in Windsor Castle, with that home set to become her permanent residence. The Queen's current permanent residence is Buckingham Palace - a building that brings in many tourists from all over the world to see.
It has also been reported that Her Majesty will still aim to spend summer at Balmoral and Christmas at Sandringham, but she is predicted not to spend another night in Buckingham Palace.
The royal family has not yet commented on the speculation.
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