By Sam Greenhill for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:16 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 23:18 BST, 4 May 2021
Prince Philip’s death certificate has revealed he died of old age.
Buckingham Palace said at the time of his death aged 99 last month that he passed away ‘peacefully’. The official certificate stated cause of death as simply ‘old age’.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, head of the Royal Medical Household.
The description ‘old age’ is accepted if the deceased is over 80 and a doctor has personally cared for the patient for a long period, observing a gradual decline.
It suggests there was no other disease or injury that contributed to the death. This would include the heart condition that forced Philip to undergo an operation weeks before he died, according to the Daily Telegraph, which obtained the certificate.