New Delhi: Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who was recently hospitalized and underwent a successful heart procedure, died on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced. “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,” the palace said in a statement. “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.”
A Greek prince, Prince Philip married Elizabeth in 1947 playing a key role in modernising the monarchy in the post-World War Two period, and behind the walls of Buckingham Palace being the one key figure the queen could turn to and trust. He was the longest-serving consort in British history. He was an avid sportsman who loved country pursuits. four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchild ..