April 10th – The British royal family issued a statement on the 9th, saying that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died that morning at the age of 99.
The official website of the British royal family subsequently issued a statement saying that Elizabeth II was considering modifying Prince Philip’s funeral arrangements due to the impact of the epidemic, and advised the public not to gather and not to lay flowers in accordance with health guidelines.
Based on the official website of the British royal family and Reuters on the 9th, the royal family mentioned that during the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the current recommendations of the British government and social distancing guidelines, the Queen is considering modifying Prince Philip’s funeral and ritual arrangements, and the details will be confirmed in due course.
The statement also mentioned that according to public health advice, people should not gather or go to the royal residence to mourn. The British royal family asked the public to consider donating money to charity instead of offering flowers to Prince Philip.
Prince Philip was born in the Greek royal family on June 10, 1921. He served in the British Navy and fought in World War II.
In November 1947, he married Elizabeth, who had not yet ascended the throne. They have four children.