Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age of 99

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age of 99

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-04-10 15:17

Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99 after seven decades at the heart of public life.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband."

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.".

Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99 after seven decades at the heart of public life as consort to Queen Elizabeth II.

"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," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

A charismatic figure famed for his deep sense of public duty, Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort of any British monarch after his marriage to Her Majesty in 1947 and her accession to the throne in 1952.

Philip was seen as an embodiment of British culture. But as with many nineteenth- and twentieth-century British royals, his family origins were a largely continental mix.

He was born on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921 to Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenburg, a royal from the ancient German principality of Hesse and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

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