The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh Philip died at the age of 99. This was announced by Buckingham Palace on April 9.
“Her Majesty the Queen has announced with deep sadness the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The royal family joins people around the world in mourning this loss,” the statement said.
It is specified that Prince Philip passed away this morning at Windsor Castle. Further statements will be made in time, Buckingham Palace indicated.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were married for more than 70 years and have four children. The Duke of Edinburgh died shortly before his wife’s birthday: on April 21, the queen will be 95 years old.
On 16 February, it was reported that Prince Philip was hospitalized in London because of malaise. However, his condition had already improved in early March. He was taken to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London for observation of his existing heart condition, as well as for treatment of an “infection,” the nature of which was not specified. In the middle of the month, Prince Philip was discharged from the hospital and returned to Windsor Castle.