Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99, says Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99, says Buckingham Palace

Philip, often known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British historical past

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99, says Buckingham Palace

File picture of Prince Philip. AP

Buckingham Palace officers say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99.

“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen proclaims the loss of life of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace mentioned in a press release.

“His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fortress.”

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this yr earlier than being launched on 16 March to return to Windsor Fortress.

Philip, often known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British historical past.

He retired from public engagements in 2017 after finishing up greater than 20,000 of them. Philip was a member of the Greek royal household and was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921. He was an avid sportsman who cherished nation pursuits. He had 4 kids, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

With inputs from AP and AFP

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