Prince Philip, Husband Of Queen Elizabeth Dies At 99
Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 99
Philip was released on March 17, after spending a month in the hospital
The Duke got married to Queen Elizabeth in 1947 and was Britain’s longest-serving consort
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the of 99.
The news was passed by Buckingham Palace officials in a statement released on Friday.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Philip had spent a month in the hospital after feeling unwell earlier this year but was released on March 16.
The Duke has been married to Queen Elizabeth II since 1947 and he was the longest-serving consort in Britain history.
The Duke enjoyed relatively good health even through his 90s and he carried out public engagement reflecting his interest.
At the age of 96, Prince Philip retired from his program of royal duties but he occasionally stepped out to support the Queen at events.
It is understood that the Duke will be given a Royal ceremonial funeral rather than a state funeral, in line with his wishes.
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The Prince was born on the island of Corfu in 1921 and was in active service during the Second World War.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth had four children together, Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.