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Britain's Prince Philip dies aged 99

Britain’s Prince Philip has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace announced his death this a...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

12.03 9 Apr 2021


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Britain's Prince Philip dies a...

Britain's Prince Philip dies aged 99

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

12.03 9 Apr 2021


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Britain’s Prince Philip has died at the age of 99.

Buckingham Palace announced his death this afternoon.

"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.

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“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The couple was married for 73 years.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks past her husband Prince Philip in full ceremonial uniform ahead of the Queens Company Review at Windsor Castle, 15-04-2003. Image: CHRIS YOUNG/PA Archive/PA Images

The Duke carried out Royal engagements well into his 90s and enjoyed relatively good health until quite recently.

No official details have been released about his funeral; however, it is believed he will be given a royal ceremonial funeral rather than a state funeral.

He was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921 and joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 18.

He saw active military service in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean during the Second World War.

He eventually gave up his military career to support Queen Elizabeth in her role as monarch. The couple had four children – Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

He supported more than 800 charities and good causes and launched the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme in the UK.


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