April 2021: The Death of Philip
Buckingham Palace confirmed that the duke “passed away peacefully” at Windsor Castle shortly after his one-month hospital stay. Philip was treated for an infection and underwent surgery for a preexisting condition after being admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in February 2021 as a “precautionary measure.”
Days after his funeral, the queen rang in her 95th birthday without her beloved spouse.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she said in a statement on April 21, 2021. “My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”See Full Gallery