GG Extends Condolences to Buckingham Palace in Prince Philip’s Passing
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Governor-General C.A Smith expressed his condolences on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died early Friday morning at the age of 99-years-old.
“I have conveyed the condolences of the government and people of The Bahamas to Buckingham Palace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty and the Royal Family at this time.”
Why it matters
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has recently undergone a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition and was discharged last month from the King Edward VII Hospital where he was admitted in February.
The big picture
In his older age, Prince Philip suffered a number of health complications.
His recent bout came amid a royal turmoil by a tell-all interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in an Oprah Winfrey dialogue.
The royal couple disclosed the difficulties of royal life while suggesting racism in the traditional royal family.
Driving the news
Prince Philip will not receive a state funeral but will lie at Windsor Castle until the funeral at St George’s Chapel.
The public has been asked not to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A funeral date has not yet been released.