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Queen Elizabeth: Her First Official Statement After Prince Philip's Death

Queen Elizabeth II: First Official Statement After Prince Philip's Death
April 18, 2021 - 19:25 / Lucas Anderson

Queen Elizabeth II has released a first statement following the death of Prince Philip. The monarch addressed an event that took place on Commonwealth islands, and she did so in a message that for the first time reflected the absence of her husband of 73 years. Watch the video for the Queen's statement.

Queen Elizabeth II has surprised many by resuming her duties in the immediate aftermath of Prince Philip's death. This week, the monarch even released an official statement — her first without her husband jointly included in the message.

Queen Elizabeth: First Statement After Prince Philip's Death

The Queen's first statement following the loss of her husband of 73 years addressed a destructive event that took place on Commonwealth islands. Sadly, she opened the message with only an "I" rather than the usual "The Duke of Edinburgh and I."

Queen Elizabeth II: First Official Statement After Prince Philip's Death

Watch the video above for the Queen's first official statement made without her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest this Saturday, April 17, after he died at the age of 99 on April 9.