Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99

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    Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99.

    “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,” the Royal Family announced on Twitter.

    In recent years, Philip suffered from heart disease and other ailments including a bladder infection, and had stepped out of the public eye since he announced his retirement from royal duties in 2017. In early March 2021, the 99-year-old underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the U.K. He spent more than a month in the hospital “resting” and recuperating.

    Born in Corfu, Greece, on June 10, 1921, Philip was a member of the Danish and Greek royal families, as the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He had four sisters: Cecilie, Sophie, Margarita and Theodora.

    Philip attended school in France, England, Germany and Scotland before he entered the Royal Naval College in 1939, according to a Royal Family biography. The college, at Dartmouth in western England, trains future naval officers.

    It was at that time that King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, toured the college along with their daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. There, young Elizabeth, who was 13 at the time, grew fond of Philip and they started exchanging letters.

    Philip and Elizabeth were engaged in 1946, and married the following year in Westminster Abbey. He assumed the titles of Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. Together, they would have four children: Prince Charles (b. 1948), Princess Anne (b. 1950), Prince Andrew (b. 1960) and Prince Edward (b. 1964).

    Princess Elizabeth would become Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, ending Philip’s naval career.

    Jeff Semple takes a look back at the Prince’s life.

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