The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and husband to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II has died at age 99.
Prince Philip’s demise was announced in a statement on Friday 9th April by Buckingham palace is its official Twitter handle and it reads in part: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.”
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
The Duke of Edinburgh was born 10th June 1921 and Died 9th April 2021, He was born Prince of Greece and Denmark, then became a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
He married Princess Elizabeth on the 20th of November 1947 whom he first met at age 13 during the second world war, which he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and pacific fleet.
The death of the duke comes after a period of poor health. Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 17, where he was treated for an infection. On March 1, he was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, also in London, where doctors continued to treat the infection as well as undertake testing for a pre-existing heart condition. After heart surgery, the duke was discharged from the hospital in mid-March.
As news of the duke’s death rippled through his royal borough, people started to gather outside the gates of Windsor Castle, leaving flowers at the castle entrance.
There is absolute mournfulness as everyone reflects on the duke’s death.