Prince Philip’s official cause of death revealed

Prince Philip

Prince Philip’s official cause of death revealed

Prince Philip’s death certificate has declared that the duke passed away from ‘old age’, according to reports.

The Telegraph has reported that it has obtained the Duke of Edinburgh’s death certificate, which was certified by the head of the royal medical household, Sir Huw Thomas.

It was announced on Friday 9 April that Prince Philip passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle at 99 years of age.

Buckingham Palace did not reveal any more details about his death, but now it has come to light that Sir Huw did not identify any disease or injury that could have contributed to it.

In the death certificate, there was no mention of the pre-existing heart condition which saw Prince Philip undergo surgery just weeks before his death.

Doctors can list ‘old age’ as the cause of death if the patient is over 80 years of age and have experienced a gradual decline in their health.

The Duke of Edinburgh spent a month at King Edward VII Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which was his longest ever stay in hospital.

He then returned to Windsor Castle to spend his last days with the Queen.

Over the years, Prince Philip carried out a total of 22,000 solo engagements and thousands others with his wife.

He officially retired from his royal duties last May after a lifetime of service and dedication.

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