Wed, 5 May, 2021

Prince Phillip’s official cause of death revealed

Prince Phillip’s official cause of death revealed

The Duke of Edinburgh's cause of death was officially recorded as "old age" according to medical documents.

Prince Philip passed at Windsor Castle on April 9, aged 99.

When he died, Buckingham Palace declined to release any further information except to say he "passed away peacefully".

But now, it has been revealed Prince Philip's cause of death was "old age".

According to The Telegraph UK, which obtained the document, the term "old age" is an accepted description if the patient is aged over 80 and if the doctor has personally cared for them for many years witnessing their decline.

Prince Philip's death was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the royal medical household.

The cause of death suggests there were no other factors to contribute to his passing.

In February Prince Philip was admitted to hospital for 28 days, where he had a procedure on his heart and was treated for an infection.

The certificate also references Prince Philip's Greek heritage and his family surname which he famously wanted to give his children.

The document lists his 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".

His first listed occupation is Naval Officer, while his second is "husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Sovereign".

Prince Philip's death was registered with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, on April 13.

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