By Vaibhavi Dahake
Prince Philip, Husband Of Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 99
April 8, 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s “strength and stay” for 73 years, has died aged 99, as announced by Buckingham Palace.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the royal family announced. “ Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Prince Philip’s health had been slowly deteriorating for some time. He announced he was stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017
His passing is a significant moment for the UK after he has been by the Queen’s side for her entire 68-year reign on the throne.
The duke was by Queen Elizabeth's side to the very end, through a 73-year marriage, four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Philip married his third cousin Elizabeth in 1947. He became British consort to the sovereign after King George VI died in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at with their children Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew
The Duke of Edinburgh had taken up more than 22,000 solo engagements, delivered an estimated 5,493 speeches, 637 overseas visit as a part of his royal engagements.
The Greece-born royal, Prince Phillip,was the longest-serving consort to a British sovereign
Philip's title is expected to pass to his youngest son, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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