The Queen Was by Prince Philip's Side When He Died at Home in Windsor Castle | 22 Words

Nearly a month on from his passing, new heartbreaking details are emerging, surrounding Prince Philip's final moments.

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It's been an undeniably difficult time for the royal family over the last month...

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on April 9th at the age of ninety-nine.

And now, new details are emerging surrounding Prince Philip's final moments.

The late royal died at home in Windsor, and according to sources, that's exactly what Philip wanted.

"As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously," said Prince Charles about his father's passing...

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"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.

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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."

"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her."

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"I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!"

"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."

And then, from his Santa Barbara home, Prince Harry quickly followed suit, issuing a personal statement on the Archewell Foundation website.

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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."

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"He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"

"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."

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"'Per Mare, Per Terram'"

Tributes from people all over the world quickly flooded in, too.

The Duke's funeral took place at St. George's Chapel on April 17th.

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In a beautifully personal touch, his coffin was escorted into the chapel in a Land Rover purpose-built by Philip himself.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Philip's death was unexpected and sudden...

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But Queen Elizabeth II, his wife of seventy-three years, was by his side in his final moments.

Prince Philip had only recently returned home after spending a month in the hospital early this year...

He reportedly wanted to pass away "in his own bed" and "on his own terms."

The Queen is said to have "quickly dismissed" suggestions of taking Philip to the hospital when his health declined the night before, according to the Daily Mail.

"He spent most of the four weeks he was in hospital trying to get home. They operated on his heart in a bid to give him a little longer, maybe with the 100th birthday in mind. But he didn't really care about that," a royal source told the Telegraph. "There is no way he would have wanted to die in hospital."

The Queen called her children and some of her grandchildren on Friday morning before Philip's passing was made public.

Rest in peace Prince Philip.

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