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Prince Philip Of England, Husband To Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died at 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away, according to a statement by the Royal Family. Phillip was 99 years old.

Prince Phillip was born on June 10th, 1921.

He was born Prince Phillip of Greece and Denmark. He joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 18 when he began corresponding with the then-Princess Elizabeth.

Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth have been married since 1947.

Phillip was the longest-serving consort in British history, having gained the title in 1952, although he had stopped attending public engagements in 2017 at the age of 96. At the time, Phillip had joked in response to being told someone was sorry he was standing down, “I can’t stand up much longer.”

A statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday said:

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“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.”

Prince Phillip is survived by his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and their four children.