Why Prince Philip, 99, Mentioned He Had “No Want” to Attain 100

As Britain and royal admirers all over the world mourn the lack of Prince Philip, it appears the Duke of Edinburgh is lastly at peace.

Queen Elizabeth II‘s longtime husband and the longest-serving consort in British historical past died on Friday, April 9. He was 99—simply two months shy of his 100th birthday—when he handed away “peacefully” at Windsor Citadel, in keeping with a press release from Buckingham Palace. Whereas Philip’s dying is a superb loss for the royal household and the world, it appears the previous lieutenant by no means wished to dwell lengthy sufficient to turn into a centenarian. 

In keeping with a chunk printed by The Telegraph in 2019, author Gyles Brandreth recalled Philip telling him he had “no want by any means” to dwell to 100. “I can not think about something worse,” the Duke of Edinburgh mentioned throughout a 2000 interview, in keeping with Brandreth. “Bits of me are falling off already.”

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