BREAKING: Prince Philip Has Died, As Buckingham Palace Has Announced

 

Buckingham Palace have released an official statement to regretfully announce the death of his royal highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

 

 

The statement reads as follows, ‘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 Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for over 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history. Into his 90s, he carried out a busy programme of public engagements, reflecting his personal charitable interests.

 

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He has supported the Queen around the world, both on state occasions and royal visits. Back in 2011, Prince Philip was taken to hospital for treatment for a blocked artery and then in 2012, was admitted to hospital with a bladder infection.

 

 

One year later in 2013, he had an operation on his abdomen – but it was only until 2017 that he retired from his own programme of royal duties. At present, it is understood he will be given a royal ceremonial funeral, as per his wishes.

 

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Prince Philip also saw active service during the Second World War, serving in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. His wedding to Queen Elizabeth II was the first great state occasion after WWII ended.

 

The Queen has described him as her ‘constant strength and stay’ and together, they had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

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