April 9, 2021
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Prince PhilipQueen Elizabeth II’s husband, who became the longest serving British consul in history, died at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace on Friday announced that the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away earlier in the morning.
The palace said in an Insider statement: “It is with deep sadness that the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “Your Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The duke was hospitalized for the first four weeks of this year in what the palace originally described as a preventive measure. He was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16.
The palace said in its original statement that the royal family was expected to “stay in the hospital for several days to observe and rest.”
A duke’s representative announced on February 23 that he is being treated for an infection and “feels comfortable and responsive to treatment.”
He was then transferred to St Bartholomew Hospital, a hospital that specializes in cardiology in London, on March 1.
Philip was previously hospitalized in December 2019 due to a pre-existing medical condition, a palace representative said at the timeand in June 2017 to treat infections.
The The royal couple marked their 72nd wedding anniversary in November.
They married shortly after World War II in which he served as a member of the Royal Navy. In addition to his life with the Queen, he also acts as a puppet for charities such as the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation day in 1953.
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Prince Philip is born as “Prince of Greece and Denmark” on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921, Only son of Prince Andrew of Greece. His mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg.
His family left Greece while Prince Philip was 18 months old amid political turmoil in the country. His uncle Constantine I was forced to abdicate as king of the country.
Philip first met the Queen when they were both children, at a wedding in 1934.
Philip and Princess Elizabeth at that time announced their engagement in July 1947, and they were married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. Philip gained the titles Duke of Edinburgh, Count Merioneth and Baron Greenwich after his marriage.
Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth married in 1947.
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After completing his successful naval career, he was appointed Marine Admiral of the Coast Guard, a colonel of the Army Corps of Staff and the Aviation Commander of the Air Force Training Corps in 1952. .
The following year, he was promoted to fleet admiral, field marshal and RAF Marshal – the highest ranks in the British navy, army and air force.
However, the royal family began to focus their work on supporting the Queen, after she took the throne.
Philip is a sponsor, chairman or member of more than 780 organizations. He founded the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Youth Prize program.
The list of duke’s titles and titles has been added throughout the years. For example, Honor of the knighthood has been given to him from countries around the world, including Greece and Denmark (Knights of the Order of the Elephant) and Ethiopia and Brazil.
In 2009, he became British consul the longest serving, a title given to a companion of sovereignty.
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In addition to his royal duties, the Duke of Edinburgh is also a keen athlete, with a passion for polo, horse-riding and canoeing.
He is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, and mature.