Prince Philip dies – Buckingham Palace

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “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 couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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 Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after a month in hospital
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Prince Philip “inspired the lives of countless young people”
  • Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he “consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service”

(BBC)

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