Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99 years old. According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace, Philip died peacefully. The cause of death was not disclosed.
It can be remembered that the royal was hospitalized several times in recent years because of various ailments. His most recent trip to the hospital was in February 2021.
The Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties in 2017. Although no reason was specified, it was apparent it was because of his ailing health.
In January, both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip received vaccinations for COVID-19.
"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," the Palace said."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.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
The Duke of Edinburgh met the Queen during World War II when the former was serving as a Navy officer. They have four children: Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne. Prince Philip is also the grandfather of Princes William and Harry.