The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, sent a message of condolences to Prince Charles of Wales, following the death of his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In this message, the sovereign of the Cherifian kingdom said he was « deeply saddened by the news of the death of your dear father, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ».
Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark died on 9 April 2021 in Windsor at the age of 99. On this sad occasion, King Mohammed VI of Morocco expressed his sincere condolences and deep sympathy to Prince Charles and the entire Royal Family. « May His Royal Highness Prince Philip rest in peace, » the message concluded.
In another message addressed to the Queen of England, King Mohammed VI said he had learned with « great sorrow of the death of Your beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was the husband of the Queen of England since 1952. He accompanied her for over half a century. He was the Prince of Greece and Denmark, Prince of the United Kingdom, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich.
The news was announced on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account. « It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, » a Buckingham statement said, noting that Prince Philip, who had recently been hospitalised, died « peacefully this (Friday) morning at Windsor Castle. »
Prince Philip was admitted to hospital on 16 February for « surgery » for a heart problem at the hospital, which has the largest specialist cardiovascular unit in Europe. He returned home to the Queen in Windsor on 16 March. Prince Philip died on Friday 9 April 2021. The Duke of Edinburgh wanted to die « in his own bed ». His wish was respected and the Queen of England is said to have been at his bedside for his last moments.