Brandreth recalled the conversation he had with Philip, chi era 79 al tempo, in an article he wrote in 2019.
According to the journalist and TV presenter, Philip had “no desire whatsoever” to reach his 100th birthday.
“I can’t imagine anything worse,” Brandreth claims the late monarch told him at the start of the millennium (attraverso The Telegraph). “’Bits of me are falling off already.’”
Filippo morì all'età di 99 in aprile 9, 2021. He was two months and one day short from reaching his 100th birthday.
Buckingham Palace confirmed Philips passing in a statement Friday morning.
“È con profondo dolore che Sua Maestà la Regina ha annunciato la morte del suo amato marito, Sua Altezza Reale il Principe Filippo, Duca di Edimburgo,” si legge nella dichiarazione. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The Duke of Edinburgh is survived by his wife, Regina Elisabetta II, 94, and his four children: Principe Carlo, 72; Princess Anne, 70; Principe Andrew, 61 and Prince Edward, 57.
Philip and Elizabeth were married for 73 anni.
A funeral service for the monarch has been scheduled for Saturday, aprile 17, 2021, at St George’s Chapel, secondo a comunicato stampa.
“The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes,” gli stati di rilascio. “And the occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.”
Prima della sua morte, Philip made a few hospital visits between February and March. He was admitted for not feeling well and was treated for pre-existing heart condition, secondo rapporti.