Prince Philip's Daughter-In-Law Shares His Final Moments

The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021at Windsor Castle. Prince Philip's daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has shed light on the Duke of Edinburgh's final moments.

While speaking to reporters on April 11, 2021 during a special church service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, via Daily Mail, Sophie revealed, "It was right for him and it was so gentle, it was just like someone took him by the hand and off he went." Accompanied by her husband Prince Edward, the queen's youngest son, the Countess of Wessex added that her father-in-law's death was "very, very peaceful," concluding, "That's all you want for somebody, isn't it?"

As People reports, a teary-eyed Sophie had also updated reporters the previous day on how her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, was coping with the death of her husband of more than 70 years, revealing the British monarch "has been amazing." 

Philip's children paid an emotional tribute to their father

Prince Philip's ceremonial royal funeral is scheduled to take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 17. Although the ceremony will be televised, the senior royal will not lie in state, where members of the public would have been allowed to view his coffin and pay their respects. 

As Cosmopolitan reports, Prince Philip's children (Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew) paid tribute to their late father in an emotional video for the BBC. Speaking in the clip, Charles, the Prince of Wales, said his father's "energy was astonishing in supporting my mama, and doing it for such a long time." He continued, "I think he'll probably want to be remembered as an individual in his own right."

Elsewhere, Princess Anne also revealed she will remember the Duke of Edinburgh as "always being there and a person you could bounce off ideas," adding, "if you were having problems you could always go to him."