PRINCE Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced today.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the Queen for 73 years and described as her constant strength, passed away this morning.The royal was taken to London’s King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 after feeling unwell.
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.”Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister added: “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.”
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infan
Two weeks later, he was transferred to St Bart’s Hospital for treatment for an infection and heart condition.Buckingham Palace then announced on Tuesday, March 16 he had been released from hospital and was in “good spirits” and “comfortable”.
Philip had dedicated his life to the Queen and tragically died just before his 100th birthday in June this year.And his death comes after a turmoil-filled 12 months for the royals after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the royal family.
Prince Philip has been one of the hardest working royals – since 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career .