Queen Elizabeth II’s consort, Prince Philip passed away on Friday, he was 99 years old. This was announced by Buckingham Palace.
The Buckingham Palace statement, “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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle”
He was in the hospital.
Prince Philip hales from the Greek and Danish families. He was also the nephew of Lord Louis Mountbatten who was the last Viceroy of India. India got independence under Lord Mountbatten.
He was living in Britain and joined the Royal Navy in 1939. He got married to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, 5 years before she became the Queen.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II had 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.