Britain’s Prince Philip, Husband Of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies At 99

Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

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Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99 after seven decades at the heart of public life as consort to Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement that His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort of any British monarch after his marriage to Her Majesty in 1947 and her accession to the throne in 1952.

Philip was seen as an embodiment of British culture. But as with many nineteenth- and twentieth-century British royals, his family origins were a largely continental mix.

Tributes have poured in from around the world, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said Prince Philip had helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip who dedicated his life to the country.

He said the Late Prince will however be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to the Queen being by her side for over seven decades.

Prince Philip who retired from royal duties in 2017 aged 96, was the oldest-ever male member of the British Royal Family and the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch.

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