The Buckingham Palace in England has announced the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband aged 99.
Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she was crowned Queen.
The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Their first son was the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, followed by his sister, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.
Speaking at Downing Street he said “He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”
“We give thanks as a nation and a kingdom to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the nation mourns with the Queen following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
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— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 9, 2021
In March this year Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh spend a month in the hospital for treatment.
He underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.