Three-time world champion Pelé mourns Brazil’s team Prince Philip died this Friday. The 99-year-old member of the royal family, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, will complete a century of life in June. The King of Football published a message on his social network that he regrets.
– Today is a sad day for our friends from the United Kingdom, so I want to express my condolences and my affection – the former player posted.
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Prince Philip has been a distinguished presence at sporting events throughout his life. In 1968, he accompanied 100 thousand people to Maracana for a confrontation between the Rio and São Paulo teams defended by Pera. In the publication, Brazil recalled the game in which he scored his 900th career goal and the moment he met Shahi. Member and Queen Elizabeth.
– Football was born in England, but once, Maracana had a crowd of 100,000 people, we had the honor of showing the beauty of Brazilian football in British royalty. I keep this day with great pomp in my memory, when I met Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II in 1968. A few years later, the Duke of Edinburgh also visited Pachambu and saw me playing against Palmiras – remembering Pelé.
The exact cause of death has not yet been revealed by Buckingham Palace. In February, he was hospitalized as a precaution, but underwent cardiac surgery.