Following the news of Prince Philip's death, heartbreaking details surrounding Prince Harry's plans to reunite with his grandfather have emerged.
Here's the full story...
As you will all know, it was announced this morning that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had passed away.
He was ninety-nine-years-old.
Now, the royal had been struggling with his health for quite some time...
And had undergone many surgeries over the years.
He had previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday...
Resulting in the Duke undergoing exploratory abdominal surgery, which he swiftly recovered from.
And in 2015, he retired from public engagements entirely after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.
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But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved hip replacement surgery.
Since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.
But things seemed to take a turn for the worst for the ninety-nine-year-old royal this year.
On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling "unwell."
The Sun reported that the royal would be spending "a few days" there.
But it was also reported that he was in "good spirits" after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
The Duke made a brief recovery...
But since then, things were quick to get worse.
His health deteriorated rapidly...
And today, we have received the news we were all dreading.
Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Phillip had tragically passed away at the age of ninety-nine.
He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.
Since the tragic news broke, the tributes have been flooding in from fans, celebrities, and politicians alike.
RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A great life well lived. pic.twitter.com/DsWDGwmwcV— Frankie Dettori (@FrankieDettori) April 9, 2021
Profoundly saddened to learn about the passing away of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, friend and admirer of India. My thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and members of @RoyalFamily. May his soul rest in peace.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 9, 2021
R.I.P Prince Philip. 99 years on this planet, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren & married to the freaking Queen. He lived one heck of a life. Peace be with you Sir🙏 pic.twitter.com/9uHZaCxNFH— thatstarwarsgirl77 (@thatstarwarsgrl) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Philip, 99.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 9, 2021
A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir. pic.twitter.com/ICO7wY9HXz
President Biden: "On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh." pic.twitter.com/s9IzkfTjQ1— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 9, 2021
We are very sad to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was an honour to have met the Duke over the years, and have been involved in his charitable causes.— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) April 9, 2021
PM Justin Trudeau expresses his condolences "Prince Philip will be remembered as a champion for young people, a decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist, and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. " #cdnpoli #PrincePhilip— Hannah Thibedeau (@HannahThibedeau) April 9, 2021
What an incredible life. RIP Prince Philip https://t.co/rx2zeRtNIj— Fred Sirieix (@fredsirieix1) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip played a pivotal, often underestimated, role in the survival of the British monarchy. His self-confidence and irreverence served as a foil for the young Queen, enabling her to overcome her shyness and giving her the confidence to reign calmly.— Euan Rellie (@euanrellie) April 9, 2021
In their own statement, the royal family wrote:
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."
But what about Prince Philip's grandson, Prince Harry?
As you will all be aware, Harry is currently residing in California with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie, so, therefore, will be dealing with the loss thousands of miles away from his family.
Almost immediately after Prince Phillip's death was announced, it was confirmed that Harry is preparing to return to the UK for the first time since leaving royal duties.
Though it has not yet been confirmed whether Meghan will be joining him.
It is known that Harry had got on tremendously with his grandfather...
However, thanks to his move, he hadn't seen him in over a year.
But now, it has emerged that, heartbreakingly, Harry had been planning on seeing his grandfather very soon...
In June, to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Royal expert, Patricia Treble, told CTV News last month that she believed Harry would soon return to visit Philip.
"He is going to be turning 100 in June, there is not going to be a huge celebration, he is not one to do fancy stuff. But the expectation was that the whole family, including Harry who would come back from California where he lives, would all celebrate together.
"The hope is that it can now go ahead."
Rest in peace, Prince Philip.