The Duke of Edinburg, Prince Philip passed away on 9th April at the age of 99. Just a few months away from his 100th birthday in June, he was also the longest-serving consort in the history of Britain.
Born in the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, Prince Philip was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He was known to have an itinerant childhood, moving across countries such as France, England, and Scotland.
One of the busiest and most active members of the Royal Family, Prince Philip was also very passionate about sports, wildlife, nature, and conservation. He was one of the best polo players of his time in Britain, apart from being a qualified pilot and an accomplished sailor.
A statement from Buckingham Palace on 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 made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
A picture from the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on 20th November 1947.
A picture of the 1960s in which The duke and Queen are seen with their four children, (from left) Edward, Andrew, Anne and Charles.
A picture from 1977, when the prince accompanied the Queen as she celebrated her Silver Jubilee. They are seen here both wearing Maori Kahu-Kiwi (Kiwi feather cloaks) at Rugby Park in Gisborne, on the North Island of New Zealand when they attended the opening of the Royal New Zealand Polynesian Festival in February.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Clarence House with Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew for a dinner to mark the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.
Prince Philip seen alongside Queen Elizabeth II at the wedding of their grandson Prince William with Kate Middleton in 2011.
Here is a picture of the Queen and the Prince with the then President of the United States Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Buckingham Palace in 2011.
We wish more strengthen and peace to the Royal Family in these tumultuous times.
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