Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s Husband, Passes Away at Age 99

The royal family revealed that Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, died early Friday.

The prince, who was 99 years old, “passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” according to his relatives.

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Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, England, is the family’s home.

The death of the queen’s “beloved husband” was announced with “great sadness” by the royal family, who said, “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his absence.”

There was no mention of a cause of death. The family intends to make further statements about the death later.

The prince was released from a London hospital last month after being treated for an infection. He was transferred to a cardiac care facility for a month of treatment, where he underwent a heart operation.

Philip has undergone medical attention for a variety of conditions in recent years, including hip replacement in the spring of 2018.

The prince began to withdraw from public life. He announced in 2017 that he will no longer be interested in royal engagements. He made his last appearance in a formal capacity during a parade not long after.

The prince received tributes from all over the world.


During a press conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “Prince Philip won the love of generations here in the United Kingdom, around the Commonwealth, and around the world,” adding that the prince was one of the country’s last surviving World War II veterans.

“His decades of dedicated public service are visible in the noble causes he promoted as patron, the conservation campaigns he championed, the veterans of the Armed Forces he sponsored, the young people he encouraged, and so much more. “Not only through his family, but through all of the charitable efforts he shaped,” said US President Joe Biden and First Lady Laura Bush.

On January 18, 2019, Philip was named as the cause of a car accident in Norfolk. He apologized in a letter to the woman in the other car for what had happened.

Philip wrote in the note, which was reported by news outlets, that the sun was shining low over the main road. “In normal circumstances, I would have no trouble seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction,” says the driver. “However, I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am deeply sorry for the consequences.”

The woman was left with a broken arm, while the driver was just slightly hurt. The baby boy in the car was unharmed.

According to the Guardian, the prince agreed to surrender his driver’s license and prosecutors chose not to charge him.

Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu, but he and his family were escorted out of the country when he was a child because his family’s reign had been overthrown.

The family relocated to France, and the prince was educated in England. As he gave Elizabeth a tour of the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, he met her.

In 1947, they tied the knot.


Margaret Taylor

Experienced communications professional with 10 years of experience in international journalism.

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