People have been worrying about the Queen since the death of her husband of over seventy years last week. Now her final 4 words to him have been revealed.
And it's broken so many hearts all around the world.
Now, the dreaded news broke on the morning of Friday, April 9th.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly passed away at the age of ninety-nine.
The news of Philip's death was announced in a statement by the royal family.
"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," it read.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."
Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history...
And he was by the Queen's side throughout her 6 decades of reign, as well as seventy-three years of marriage.
Members of the royal family began posting emotional tributes online shortly after Philip's death was announced...
And Philip's son, Prince Charles, was the first family member to speak about the loss.
Speaking from his Highgrove home, the future King of England said:
"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously," he said.
"He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow."
Following in his father's footsteps, Prince William penned a touching letter to his late grandfather.
Sharing it on Instagram alongside a picture of Prince Philip and great-grandson, Prince George, William wrote: "My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."
"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead," he continued.
"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."
Prince Harry also followed suit, issuing a personal statement on the Archewell Foundation website.
In the statement, titled "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh," Harry wrote:
"My grandfather was a man of service, honor, and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next. He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince, and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end."
"So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."
"'Per Mare, Per Terram'"
Philip's funeral went ahead on Saturday, April 17th, at Windsor Castle...
And although only thirty guests could attend due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was both a special and emotional day for the Duke's send-off.
Queen Elizabeth had to sadly sit by herself during the service...
And a powerful photograph has been shared thousands of times online showing Her Majesty sitting all alone in a church pew, dressed head to toe in black.
People have been left utterly heartbroken over the picture...
No one should have to go through this- Queen or otherwise. We’re human, not robots- the scientists & experts have us running around Orwell’s 1984 like sheep. Stay at home, get the vaccine, wear a mask, wash your hands- do all these things I agree; but for God’s sake, be human.— Anthony Perkins (@Spigzy) April 17, 2021
I’ve never seen her look so tiny, utterly heartbroken but so dignified. So proud to be British today, beautiful, respectful and dignified service.— Kathleen Humphries (@kat1601) April 17, 2021
No matter what your opinions are on the royals this picture is heartbreaking. Here in this moment she isn’t the queen of England .. she’s a lonely woman who’s lost the love of her life 💔 devastating— 🧚🏻💫 (@bow200206) April 17, 2021
Heartbreaking, but a truly personal and extremely emotional funeral. They got everything so right, military, music, readings what an amazing fun funeral car that carried the coffin. All family members did him proud 💔— Jane (@darcy2010_jane) April 17, 2021
Our dear Queen,— carolann rix bavage (@carolb1951) April 17, 2021
There may only be thirty people in the chapel today but so many more of us are standing beside you in spirit.
You are surrounded by love. 💌 pic.twitter.com/Gz4tTE4Xm2
Sad for your loss. I lost my granddaughter to cancer aged 30 and grandson hanged himself. We all have losses yes,however, the Queen we have watched over the years . She is part of our human family. Have a ❤️ heart of compassion after all you know what an aching heart feels like .— Joanne Kalos (@joanne_kalos) April 18, 2021
Ah stop 💔— Gilly (@gillersss) April 17, 2021
God love her, regardless your opinion on the royals, there sits a lady who just lost her husband.
And loss is something we can all relate to.
Anyone else just wanting to give her a big cuddle? 😓💔— Catherine (@justcath7) April 17, 2021
God bless her, if it wasn’t bad enough she had tv cameras focussed on her face - I know people don’t have a lot of sympathy with the royals- but we’re looking at a 95 year old widow who doesn’t get peace to grieve at had husbands funeral- have a 💜 heart— Maureen Richardson (@zumbabumble) April 17, 2021
Heartbreaking to see this wonderful lady so physically & emotionally alone. Our queen represented every grieving loved one during this pandaemic. The funeral felt as if it were an intimate family affair of which we all were a part. Philip will be around his darling wife always♥️— Heather Bowyer (@bowyer_heather) April 18, 2021
Now the Queen's final words to Prince Philip have been revealed.
In the wreath she lay on his coffin.
It was a beautiful wreath.
Containing white lilies, small white roses, white freesias, white wax flowers, white sweet peas, and jasmine.
It also contained a note handwritten and edged in black.
"In loving memory, Elizabeth."
Simple but effective.
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