Prince Philip’s cause of death has been revealed nearly one month after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved husband. According to The Telegraph, the Duke of Edinburgh died of “old age.”
The late royal was 99 at the time of his death. Per The Telegraph, Prince Philip’s death certificate reveals that his death was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, who is the head of the royal medical household.
“He declared the cause simply as ‘old age’, an accepted description if the patient is over 80 and if the doctor has personally cared for them for a long period, observing a gradual decline,” The Telegraph reported.
“It suggests there was no other identifiable disease or injury that contributed to the death, including the heart condition that forced him to undergo a surgical procedure just weeks before he died.” Prince Philip passed away on April 9 at Windsor Castle.