The Duke of Edinburgh died on 9 April at the age of 99
Some of the last words Prince Charles exchanged with his late father, Prince Philip, have been revealed.
In an upcoming BBC One documentary about the 73-year legacy left by Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Charles reportedly revealed he spoke on the phone with the Prince of Edinburgh the day before his death.
Philip died on 9 April at the age of 99, almost two months before his 100th birthday. NS daily mail There are reports that Charles and Philip were discussing how to celebrate the big milestone, which is believed to be their last conversation.
“We’re talking about your birthday,” Charles said in a phone call to his father on April 8, according to the outlet.
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Charles reportedly repeated again, “We’re talking about your birthday! And what a reception there’s going to be!”
Philip, who was at his home in Windsor after being hospitalized, burst into tears, “Well, I have to live for this, right?”
“I knew you’d say that!” Charles replied through the outlet.
The BBC announced earlier this month that the upcoming documentary “Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers” will feature Prince Philip and all four of the Queen’s children: Charles, 72, Princess Anne, 71, Prince Andrew, 61, and Prince Edward, 57.
The project was originally designed to mark Philip’s 100th birthday on 10 June.
“The character and legacy of this royal pioneer is filled with touching memories, plenty of humor and many new insights. With exclusive access to the Queen’s personal cine-film collection, the film is an unrivaled portrait of a man who has a unique place in royal history. – by those who knew him best,” the BBC said in a statement.
prince charles In April, after his death, a heartfelt tribute was paid to his “dear papa”.
“I wanted to say in particular that my father has, I think, the most remarkable dedicated service, over the past 70 years, to the Queen, to my family and country, but to the entire Commonwealth. And imagine as you Can, my family and I miss my father dearly. He was a very dear and admirable man and apart from anything else I can imagine he is a number of other people here and around the world and from the Commonwealth Will be very deeply affected. I think, too, share our loss and our grief,” said Charles, speaking from his home in Highgrove in south-west England.
“My dear Papa was a very special person who I think must have been amazed by the above all, the reaction and the poignant things said about him,” he continued. “And from that point of view we, my family, are deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us at this special loss and at this particularly sad time.”
The royal family confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh’s death in a statement on 9 April.
“It is with deep sadness that the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the statement said. “
Philip had been hospitalized months before his death. On 16 February, the prince was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On 3 March he had to go through a process For pre-existing heart conditions at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital prior to being Transferred back to King Edward VII Hospital on 5 March And finally left the house on 16 March.
Philip married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal wife in British history.