Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip has passed on, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. He was 99.

A statement released by the palace 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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

According to a report by CNN, The duke had been admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London hospital on February 17 after feeling unwell. 

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Which the palace confirm he was being treated for infection. However, he was later transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, also in London, where he continued to get treatment for the infection as well as undertake testing for a pre-existing heart condition. 

The duke was later discharged after ongoing successful heart surgery.

The Duke of Edinburgh, married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, before that he serve as a naval officer during World War II, and when peace returned, rekindled an earlier friendship with Elizabeth that quickly blossomed into a public romance.

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