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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dies at age 99


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, has passed away at the age of 99 says Buckingham Palace.

A statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip 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.”

Prince Philip 1921 – 2021

Prince Philip was the longest serving consort in British history, and he was only two months away from his 100th birthday in June.

Prince Philip had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March to be reunited with the Queen after spending a month in hospital. After initially battling an infection the Duke of Edinburgh had heart surgery for a pre-existing condition.

One report says an official notice of his death was posted on the railings of Buckingham Palace, as is traditional, but was being removed shortly afterwards to avoid crowds gathering during the COVID pandemic.

In a statement issued by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said: “Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others. He will be fondly remembered as a constant in the life of our Queen – a lifelong companion who was always at her side offering unfailing support as she carried out her duties.

“A family has lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn such a significant loss.”

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