Britain’s Prince Philip Dies Aged 99
Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99, announces Buckingham Palace, reports Reuters.
Citing the Palace statement, the report said, 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.’
The statement adds, ‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning (April 9, 2021) at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.’
A Greek prince, he married Elizabeth in 1947 playing a key role in modernizing the monarchy in the post-World War Two period, and behind the walls of Buckingham Palace being the one key figure the queen could turn to and trust.
Prince Philip In Brief :
Birthplace : Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born on June 10, 1921 in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant.
Died : April 9, 2021 in London.
Spouse : Queen Elizabeth II (married since 1947–2021)
Children : Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Queen Elizabeth said in a rare personal tribute to Philip in 1997 marking their 50th wedding anniversary, ‘He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years.’
The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his wife’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history, during which time he earned a reputation for a tough, no-nonsense attitude and a propensity for occasional gaffes, added the report.
Some Famous Quotes By Prince Philip :
1. ‘We don’t come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.’
2. ‘I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.’
3. ‘When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.’