Prince Philip, Husband to Queen Elizabeth II, Dead at 99
Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II, and Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at the age of 99. This has been confirmed by an announcement from the Queen via Buckingham Palace's website.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died on Friday, April 9 at the age of 99, according to an official announcement from Queen Elizabeth. The announcement from the Queen was made through the official Buckingham Palace website.
Prince Philip, who has been the Queen's husband for more than 70 years, was born June 10, 1921. He was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Prince Philip became the Duke of Edinburgh and was given the style His Royal Highness before marrying Queen Elizabeth on November 20, 1947, according to internet sources.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth had four children:
- Charles, Prince of Wales
- Anne, Princess Royal
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Prince Charles is the heir the to throne and is assumed to become King after his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
Further announcements will made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."
More updates will be giving as the Queen and the royal family releases more details. No official announcements about the funeral of Prince Philip has been made.