Royal Family News: Prince Philip “Passed On The Baton” To Son Prince Charles While In The Hospital

British royal family news reveals that the visit Prince Charles had with his hospitalized father in February was both historic and sentimental. At that time Prince Philip passed the torch to his son according to a royal expert.

The family and the country is now observing eight days of mourning for Philip before his service on Saturday.

Royal Family News – Prince Philip Was Hospitalized Before His Death

There was much speculation when the Prince of Wales visited his father while the older man, the Duke of Edinburgh, battled an infection.

Philip died at Windsor Palace at age 99 Friday and now royal biographer Andrew Morton has revealed the true nature behind Charles’ visit.

In The Sun Morton said, “It had been an emotional encounter — one where, it could be assumed, Philip outlined his final wishes to his eldest son.”

He added that Philip was, “finally stepping down and bowing out,” after leading the family for decades.

Royal Family News – Prince Philip Passed The Torch To Prince Charles

Morton added, “Now it was Charles’s time to step up to the plate and finally take over control of the first family. Doubtless his father, who had the reputation for writing thoughtful letters to family members, set down his thoughts on paper beforehand.”

Morton went on to say that in his final weeks, Philip made sure his affairs were, “orderly and no-nonsense, just like his character.”

As he put it, Charles’ visit was, “to consolidate a transfer of power within the family,” rather than to, “idle compliments or reminiscence.” The day after his father’s death, the Prince delivered a heartfelt tribute to his late father just outside his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire.

Royal Family News – Prince Charles Delivered A Heartfelt Remembrance

Prince Charles said, “As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much-loved and appreciated figure, and apart from anything else, I can imagine he’d be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world in the Commonwealth who also, I think, share our loss and our sorrow.”

“And my dear Papa was a very special person who I think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction … and the touching things that are being said about him.”

He went on to say, “And from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time.”

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