Prince Charles’ heartache as Philip dies on same day as wedding anniversary with Camilla
Prince Charles is in mourning for his father Prince Philip on the same day as his wedding anniversary with Camilla.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall married on April 9, 2005 and were due to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary today.
The couple, however, are mourning with the rest of the Royal Family and people from all over the world following Philip’s death this morning.
Buckingham Palace announced the Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle this morning.
The Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
“Further announcements will made in due course.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and was the longest-serving consort in British history.
He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.
Prince Charles and Camilla, along with other members of the Royal Family, made a gesture to pay tribute to Prince Philip via their social media accounts.
Clarence House removed a photo of Prince Charles and Camilla and adopted its crest, the Prince of Wales’s feathers.
The account also shared the black and white image of the Duke of Edinburgh, dressed in his military uniform, released by the Palace today.
Last year on their 15th wedding anniversary Charles and Camilla released an intimate photograph from the front porch of their Scottish home at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate.
The royal couple smiled as they embraced Beth and Bluebell, their Jack Russell Terriers both rescued by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home of which Camilla is Royal Patron.
The Prince and the Duchess – formerly Camilla Parker Bowles – wed in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall in 2005.
The ceremony was followed by a blessing in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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