Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.
Prince Phillip breathed his last at the Windsor Castle on Friday morning (London time).
Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 99 years old at the time of his demise.
The Britain Royal Family has issued a statement confirming the demise of Prince Phillip.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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 statement from the British Royal Family read.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” the statement further read.
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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip was recently discharged from the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London after he felt unwell and was given treatment for an unspecified, but not COVID-19-related, illness.
Prince Phillip also underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at the start of this month at a specialist cardiac centre at another London hospital.
Born on June 10, 1921 in Greece, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was just months away from celebrating his 100th birthday.
When he was 18 months old, his uncle, King Constantine of Greece, was forced to abdicate and Philip fled the country with his parents and four sisters, initially settling in France.
Philip had been formally introduced to Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, in July 1939 and they kept in touch during the war, meeting on a number of occasions. The pair married in Westminster Abbey in London in 1947.
Their first child, Prince Charles, was born 1948, followed by Princess Anne in 1950, Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964.
He shelved his personal ambitions to support his wife, sharing her sense of duty and tradition and put his energy behind numerous charities including the World Wildlife Fund For Nature and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Philip took leave from the Royal Navy in July 1951. He never returned in an active role.