Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth, has died
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip has died. The latter had been ill for some time. The British royal family has confirmed the death of Prince Philip.
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, underwent a heart operation at a London hospital last month, after which he was transferred home. He was hospitalized for about weeks.
The late Prince Philip and Elizabeth II were married in 1947 and have four children. He was 99 years old.
A statement from Buckingham Palace stated that “Queen Elizabeth I am deeply saddened to announce the death of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” Prince Philip died peacefully in Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
The death of Prince Philip has been mourned by British leaders. A statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The whole of Britain shares the grief of the Queen and the Royal Family. We are all sad today with Queen Elizabeth.
Boris Johnson said Prince Philip would be remembered as Britain’s best friend. The news of Prince Philip’s death came as a shock.
Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu. His father was Prince Andrew, a prince of Denmark and Greece, and his mother was a British princess.
During World War II, Prince Philip served in the Mediterranean as Admiral. On February 28, 1947, Prince Philip relinquished the royal status of Greece and Denmark, acquiring British citizenship, and on November 20, 1947, he married his cousin, Princess Elizabeth.
Prince Philip served in the Royal Navy until Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952. In 1957, Queen Elizabeth II conferred the title of British Prince on Prince Philip. In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II named him honorary head of the Royal Navy.