Prince Philip dies at 99: Here is official assertion by Buckingham Palace | World Information
NEW DELHI: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Friday.
Beneath is the assertion from the palace:
“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen publicizes the demise of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fortress. Additional bulletins can be made sooner or later. The Royal Household be a part of with individuals around the globe in mourning his loss.”
Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this yr earlier than being launched on March 16 to return to Windsor Fortress.
(Queen Elizabeth II together with her husband Prince Philip)
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British historical past. He retired from public engagements in 2017 after finishing up greater than 20,000 of them. Philip was a member of the Greek royal household and was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921. He was an avid sportsman who cherished nation pursuits. He had 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A Greek prince, he married Elizabeth in 1947 enjoying a key function in modernising the monarchy within the post-World Battle Two interval, and behind the partitions of Buckingham Palace being the one key determine the queen may flip to and belief. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was formally recognized, had been by his spouse`s facet all through her 69-year reign, the longest in British historical past, throughout which period he earned a repute for a tricky, no-nonsense angle and a propensity for infrequent gaffes.