Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. Prince Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, died Friday.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
Visit https://t.co/utgjraQQv5 to read the announcement in full.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, He retired from public engagements in 2017 after carrying out more than 20,000 of them. Philip was a member of the Greek royal family and was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921.
According to Sources, Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.
In private, Philip called his wife Lilibet; but he referred to her in conversation with others as “The Queen.”
The popular Netflix series “The Crown” gave Philip a central role.