Prince Philip’s cause of death confirmed as ‘old age’ on death certificate

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Prince Philip died of "old age," his official death certificate has revealed.

The Duke of Edinburgh died "peacefully" at Windsor Castle on April 9 with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II at his side.

Buckingham Palace did not release any further information about Philip's death, prompting speculation about his demise as the Duke had been discharged from Bartholomew's Hospital in Central London weeks before.

The Telegraph has now reportedly obtained Philip's death certificate, which it claims was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the royal medical household.

Sir Thomas identified no disease or injury that could have contributed to his death, concluding Philip died of "old age."

His passing was reportedly registered four days after by his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell.

The death certificate reportedly states Philip's full 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."

Several of the Duke of Edinburgh's occupations were also listed on the document.

The first was as Naval Officer, while his second is "husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Sovereign."

Prince Philip and the Queen were married over 73 years, making Philip the longest serving consort to a sovereign in British history.

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Her Majesty often spoke fondly of her husband, calling him her "strength and stay" throughout her reign.

Announcing Philip's death, Buckingham Palace said: "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."

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