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Britain's Prince Philip Has Died

Britain's Prince Philip has died at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth...
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:20 PM - 9 Apr 2021



Britain's Prince Philip Has Di...

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Britain's Prince Philip Has Died

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:20 PM - 9 Apr 2021



Britain's Prince Philip has died at the age of 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.

In a statement, the Royal Family says "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 Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."


Prince Philip was born in Greece in June 1921 with the title of 'Prince of Greece and Denmark'.

The family fled the country when Philip was just 18 months after his uncle was forced to abdicate his throne.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth married in November 1947,  and Philip was given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh.

They have four children Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, and Princess Anne.

In August of 1979, the Royal family was stunned by the assassination of Philip's close uncle Lord Mountbatten.

19 years later Prince Philip travelled to Ireland for the first time - just months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

In 2011, he returned with Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, for what was the first official visit by a British monarch to these shores in 100 years.

The Royals visited Áras an Uachtaráin, paid their respects at the Garden of Remembrance, and learnt how to pour a pint of Guinness, with Prince Philip questioning whether the stout was made with Liffey water.

Prince Philip has suffered ill health in recent years.



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