Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, according to the official death certificate

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Prince Philip died of ‘old age’: Royal’s death certificate suggests no illness was to blame when he passed away peacefully in Windsor last month at the age of 99

  • Prince Philip’s death certificate shows that he died of old age
  • He died last month at the age of 99 and Buckingham Palace said it was ‘peaceful’
  • It suggests there was no other illness or injury that contributed to death

The Duke of Edinburgh died of ‘old age’, according to his death certificate.

Prince Philip died ‘peacefully’ last month at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced at the time.

His official obituary was revealed yesterday. It says the cause of death was simply ‘old age’.

It was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, head of the royal medical household.

The term ‘old age’ is accepted if the patient is over 80 years old and if the physician has personally cared for the patient over a long period of time, with gradual deterioration being observed.

It suggests there was no other identifiable illness or injury that contributed to the death, including the heart condition that forced him to undergo surgery several weeks before he died, according to The Daily Telegraph, which obtained the certificate.

Prince Philip died 'peacefully' last month at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced at the time.  His official obituary was revealed yesterday, stating that the cause of death was simply 'old age'

Prince Philip died ‘peacefully’ last month at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. His official obituary was revealed yesterday, stating that the cause of death was simply ‘old age’

The Duke’s death was registered at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on April 13 by his private secretary, Brigadier General Archie Miller-Bakewell, four days after his death.

The certificate gives a nod to the Duke’s Greek heritage, as well as his own surname, Mountbatten, which he is said to have fought for the use of the royal family.

It mentions the duke’s full name as: “His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly known as Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, formerly known as Philip Mountbatten.”

The certificate mentions his profession as a ‘Marine Officer’, a successful career of which he was immensely proud, and ‘Prince of the United Kingdom’.

It suggests there was no other identifiable illness or injury that contributed to death, including the heart condition that forced him to undergo surgery several weeks before he died, according to The Daily Telegraph, which obtained the certificate (photo: the casket of Prince Philip)

It suggests there was no other identifiable illness or injury that contributed to death, including the heart condition that forced him to undergo surgery several weeks before he died, according to The Daily Telegraph, which obtained the certificate (photo: the casket of Prince Philip)

His second occupation is listed as ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, The Sovereign’.

As an informant, Mr. Miller-Bakewell’s qualification was listed as “burying the body.”

Mr. Miller-Bakewell led a small team of loyal staff who walked behind the duke’s coffin as he went from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel for his funeral on April 17.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the municipality has requested a telephone report of all deaths.

While it is normally a family member who records a death, anyone who was present at the death, a resident of the home where the death occurred, or whoever made the arrangements with the undertaker is allowed.

There is a legal obligation to report the death within five days.

His second occupation is listed as 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's husband, The Sovereign' (shown together)

His second occupation is listed as ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, The Sovereign’ (shown together)

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