Prince Philip, the consort of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday, at the Windsor Castle. He was 99.
Prince Philip, the consort of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday, at the Windsor Castle. He was 99. The Buckingham Palace announced his death through a statement that reads, “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.”
The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII’s hospital in London on February 16 as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell. He was transferred to a different hospital for infection treatment and heart condition tests, a Buckingham Palace statement had confirmed.
Prince Philip was staying with his wife Queen Elizabeth II at the Windsor Castle since Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced in the country early last year. In February, the Buckingham Palace had confirmed that the Queen and Prince Philip had both received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
People have been mourning the death of Prince Philip and sharing some of his memorable moments of his life on their Twitter timeline. Take a look.
I had the great honour in meeting #PrincePhilip and he was always full of charm and wit.
England mourn together in losing a great man today, thoughts go out to the Royal Family at this difficult time but what a life he had!
Rest in Peace old sport.#RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/As6ppwiuT0
— Football League Hub (@FBLHUB) April 9, 2021
Hailing from the Greek and Danish families, Prince Philip was also the nephew of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, under whom the country became Independent. Living in Britain and joining the Royal Navy in 1939, he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became the Queen.
The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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