The British Royal family has announced the death of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II husband.
Prince Phillip has died at the age of 99 and is the longest-serving consort of any British monarch.
…”It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh…’’ reads the message from the Royal family’s website.
According to the College of Arms, Prince Phillip will not have a State funeral nor lie in state for the public to pay the last respects ahead of the funeral to meet Covid-19 revised restrictions, saying the body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the burial in St. George’s Chapel in line with custom and with His Royal Highness’s wishes.
Meanwhile, President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he has learnt with great sadness about the passing of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
President Dr. Chakwera says Malawi has sustained a significant connection with the Prince from the time he personally opened the country’s Parliament to the time of his demise.
…”I therefore, join all Heads of State and citizens of Commonwealth statesmen, whose family values, life of service to his community and love for the country will forever be an inspiration to the human race…,’’ reads Dr. Chakwera’s message on the wall.
He says the Malawi’s thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the British people.
By Vincent Gunde