On 9th April 2021, the Buckingham Palace has announced Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has died. He was aged 99. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He served 65 years supporting the Queen and retired from the royal service in 2017.
The royal family has confirmed the demise of Prince Philip, who’s been having some age related troubles in the last few weeks. He’d been in and out of hospital. Prince Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released and on March 16th he returned to Winter Windsor Castle. Pictures of him after he emerged from hospital also went viral. 30 day mourning has been announced in the United Kingdom as There will be ceremonies, there will be meetings with the government.
Prince Philip Death Announcement
Buckingham Palace Statement: “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,”
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh is originally from Greece. He married Queen Elizabeth five years before she became the queen. They had four children, including the eldest, Prince Charles, who is the king in waiting.