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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Has Died at Age 99

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured here in 2015, has died at age 99 (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured here in 2015, has died at age 99 (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
By Danica Lo
April 09, 2021
Buckingham Palace announced his passing today at noon: "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"

After a prolonged illness last month that involved surgery related to a pre-existing heart condition and a 28-day stay in the hospital, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at age 99. 

An announcement posted at noon on the Royal Family's website reads: "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."

The Duke of Edinburgh was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in Corfu in 1921 to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He and Princess Elizabeth met when they were children, and began corresponding as teenagers, when he enlisted at age 18 in the British Royal Navy. They were married in November 1947 and had four children together: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. 

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Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth in 1947, before their wedding

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding, pictured here in 1947 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding, pictured here in 1947 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth on their honeymoon in 1947 in Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire

Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, pictured here in 1947 (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, pictured here in 1947 (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth in 1951 with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne

Princess Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne, pictured here in 1951 (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne, pictured here in 1951 (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace at her coronation in 1953

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace at her coronation in 1953 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace at her coronation in 1953 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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