It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen has announced the passing of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth and a key figure in the British royal family for nearly seven decades, has died at 99, announced on Friday thee Buckingham Palace.
The royal family's official Twitter account announced the death
The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially called, stood by the Queen's side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in UK history. During this time he gained a reputation for being tough, serious, and a penchant for occasional blunders. "It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the palace said in a statement posted on a social network. The Royal Family's official Twitter account further informs: "Her Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join people around the world in mourning her loss. loss."
Prince of Greece and Denmark
Known for his particular sense of humor, Filipe de Mountbatten, born with the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark, is the oldest husband in the history of the British monarchy. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he married on November 20, 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI. Filipe, who has made over 22,000 public engagements, happily described himself as "the most experienced plaque initiator in the world". He left public service in 2017, a year after which his public appearances became increasingly rare, with the exception of major family events.