Prince Philip’s last wish was to die peacefully in his bed and do things his way

Prince Philip was renowned for being strong minded and resolute, and it seems that's the way he was until the very end.

A royal source has reportedly claimed that for his final wish the Duke of Edinburgh "wanted to do things his way" and "die peacefully" in his own bed, reports the Mirror.

As recently as February 16 Prince Philip found himself admitted to hospital after he was feeling unwell.

He was treated at the King Edward VII's and St Bartholomew's hospitals in London but it was a month before a much relieved Duke made his way back home.

The Queen and Prince Phillip recently split their time between Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

According to the royal source as part of his final wish Prince Philip' wanted there to be "no fuss" and it seems he got exactly what he wanted.

They told The New York Post : “It was the Duke’s fervent wish to die peacefully at home.

“We knew that when he was taken home it was to die on his own terms, not in a hospital bed, but in his own bed.”

They added: “Philip didn’t want any fuss. He wanted to do things his way until the end.”

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The Duke also expressed his wish not to have a state funeral despite being entitled to one as he was the Queen's husband.

He will instead be given a military funeral with a private service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

He will then be buried in Frogmore Gardens.

Philip, 99, was the longest-serving consort in British history.

The Palace released a statement just after midday on Friday to announce he had passed away.

It read: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

"Further announcements will made in due course.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Philip had returned to Windsor Castle on March 16 to be reunited with the Queen after spending a month in hospital – his longest ever stay.

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He initially received care for an infection but then underwent heart surgery for a pre-existing condition.

The Duke – father to the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex – was just two months away from his 100th birthday in June.

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