The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly in deep grief after hearing the news of the death of Prince Philip.
This statement was conveyed by Julie Montagu and Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, Countess of Sandwich.
While giving an interview to the international news agency,
Ms. Montagu told the outlet that she believes Meghan and Harry must already be completely heartbroken over the sudden demise of the prince consort.
She was quoted saying, “I am sure equally that Harry and Meghan are heartbroken with this news as well. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to release an official statement on the passing of Prince Philip.
Earlier, a statement by Buckingham Palace said:
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Media reports said that the Duke of Edinburgh was in ill health before his death, having been admitted to hospital days after not feeling well in February.
His last public appearance was in July 2020 when he transferred his ceremonial role as colonel-in-chief of The Rifles to his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.