Prince Philip, Elizabeth II’s Husband Has Died
With deep sorrow, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of Prince Philip’s beloved husband, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace, on April 9, 2021.
Prince Philip died at the age of 99.
The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and is the longest-running royal consort in British history.
In March 2021, the Duke of Edinburgh left the hospital after being treated for a month.
She underwent a procedure for pre-existing heart disease at another London hospital – St. Bartholomew’s.
Who is he?
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 royal family of Greece and Denmark. He was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu – Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was a baby.
A member of the Danish-German house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbourg-Glücksburg, Prince Philip was born into the royal family of Greece, but his family went into exile when he was a child. After studying in Germany, England and Scotland, he joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1939. In July 1939, he began to correspond with Princess Elizabeth, the eldest daughter and heir apparent to King George VI.
During World War II, he served in the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets. After the war, Philip obtained permission from George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of the engagement, he renounces his Greek and Danish royal titles and predicates, converts from the Greek Orthodox religion to Anglicanism and becomes a naturalized British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his British maternal grandparents.
Death of Prince Philip
On the morning of Friday 9 of April of 2021, the Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, at 99 years old in the royal residence of the Windsor Castle. Married for 73 years, since 1947, after his wife’s accession to the British throne, he became the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
The duke was entitled to a full state funeral, but had indicated a desire for minimal “fuss”. His wishes called for a military funeral at St George’s Chapel and burial at Frogmore Gardens, despite the fact that he had the royal right, as royal consort, to rest in the royal chapel.
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Photo caption: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, June 16, 2012.