The certificate nods to the Duke’s Greek heritage as well as his own last name, Mountbatten, whom he is said to have fought for the royal family to use. He lists his full name as: “His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh formerly known as Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark formerly known as Philip Mountbatten. “
The Duke’s first recorded occupation was Naval Officer, a successful career of which he was extremely proud, and Prince of the United Kingdom. Her second is “the husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Sovereign.”
As an informant, Mr. Miller-Bakewell’s qualification has been listed as “having the body buried”.
Mr Miller-Bakewell led a small team of loyal staff who walked behind the Duke’s coffin as he made his way to St George’s Chapel from Windsor Castle for his funeral on April 17.
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, the council has asked that all deaths be recorded by phone. While it is normally a parent who registers a death, anyone who was present at the death, an occupant of the home where the death occurred, or the person making arrangements with the funeral directors is authorized to do so.
There is a legal obligation to register the death within five days.