Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II‘s husband of almost 73 years, has died … TMZ has discovered.
Buckingham Palace launched this assertion … “It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen proclaims the demise of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
The assertion goes on … “His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fort. Additional bulletins will probably be made sooner or later. The Royal Household be a part of with folks around the globe in mourning his loss.”
Prince Philip has had major health issues not too long ago … he was hospitalized again in February with coronary heart points.
The Prince had largely been secluded as of late — together with the Queen — not essentially for direct well being points … however because of the latest security precautions concerning the coronavirus pandemic. Philip was at-risk as a really previous man with pre-existing circumstances.
He was even hospitalized briefly in December to deal with a type of circumstances, however was launched to hitch the Queen in time for Christmas.
After all, in January 2019 he was additionally concerned in an alarming car crash by which he was the driving force. He was unharmed however determined to voluntarily turn in his driving license afterward … on the age of 97.
Philip married Elizabeth in 1947 … she turned Queen in 1952, and he was dubbed a Prince of the UK in 1957.
Philip was born in Greece into the royal households of that nation and Denmark. He was raised throughout Europe, however joined the British Royal Navy on the age of 18. He served in WWII, and finally rose to rank of commander till he retired from army service.
He retired from his official royal duties in August 2017 on the age of 96 after 65 years of service.
Philip is survived by QEII, their 4 kids (Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward), 8 grandchildren (together with Prince William and Prince Harry), and eight great-grandchildren … together with the youngest inheritor to the throne, Prince George.
He was the oldest-ever male British Royal at 99.