Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II passed away on April 9 at the age of 99. The Prince had been ill for quite some time as he was admitted to a London hospital before.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news of his demise in an official statement. The Palace wrote, “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,” they added. The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving royal in British history. He had married the Queen in 1947, it was before she was given the title. The Duke and the Queen have four children, eight grandchildren and he survived to see his 10 great-grandchildren.
According to Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip was getting treated for “infection”. He was later discharged. His son Prince Charles had also gone to see him at the hospital days before he was able to go home.
Prince Philip’s illness had concerned many as he was made to stay in the hospital for a long time. It was during that time when his grandchild Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were going to be featured in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Many English tabloids had raised the question that why are Meghan and Harry going forward with the interview when the Duke is getting treated at the hospital. The interview revealed some very problematic aspects of the royal family.
It was later revealed that the interview had been shot much earlier and it was just getting released during his time at the hospital.
Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Greece. When he was an infant, his family was exiled from the country. According to many stories and even royal persons’ statements, the Duke had shared a close bond with India’s last viceroy, Lord Mountbatten.
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