Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II Dies at Age 99

Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip has died at Windsor Castle.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” said the Palace.

Philip’s death occurred three weeks after he was discharged from a London hospital for treatment for an infection and to have a heart procedure.

Philip’s health had shown signs of weakening health after he announced he was stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017 and made his final official public appearance later that year during a Royal Marines parade on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The Buckingham Palace has not yet released any additional details on the death of Prince Philip. 

There is also no date yet for a royal ceremonial funeral rather than a state funeral, in line with his wishes.

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on the island of Corfu in 1921 and joined the Royal Navy as a cadet when he was 18.

Philip renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles, took on the surname of Mountbatten and became a naturalized British subject before marrying Queen Elizabeth II, his third cousin. 

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