Royal Family 'Comforted' By The Fact That Prince Philip Passed Away In His Own Home, Which Was His 'Sanctuary'
Mourning the loss of Prince Philip hasn't been easy for the royal family, but the brood is trying to focus on the bright side of the situation.
"The whole family got a lot of comfort in knowing that he and Her Majesty got to be together in the sanctuary of Windsor Castle," an insider explained to Us Weekly.
Not long before his April 9 death, Philip had to be transferred between two hospitals for an infection and then underwent surgery — a monthlong process he found "inordinately boring," the insider noted.
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"Spending time with Elizabeth, communicating with other loved ones, reading and relaxing in his home environment meant everything to Philip," gushed the insider.
On April 9, the family announced the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, had "passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
A few days later, his daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex shared details of his last moments.
"It was right for him," she revealed of his last minutes. "It was so gentle. It was just like somebody took him by the hand and off he went."
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"Very, very peaceful," Sophie added. "And that's all you want for somebody isn't it?"
Following his death, Queen Elizabeth's three sons — Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — paid her a visit at her home.
Andrew expressed that their father's death has left a "huge void in" in his mother's life.
"We’ve lost, almost, the grandfather of the nation," he said. "And I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who’s feeling it probably more than everybody."
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Despite her loss, Elizabeth has already returned to work, hosting a retirement ceremony for former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel.
Her and Philip's daughter, Princess Anne, also resumed her duties, meeting with the Royal Yacht Squadron, a group Philip was an admiral of.
Philip will be laid to rest on April 17.