Prince Philip dies at 99
Buckingham Palace announced that Elizabeth II’s husband died on Friday. The cause has not yet been revealed. In February, he underwent heart surgery. He would turn 100 in June this year.
In February, he was ill and was admitted as a “precautionary measure”. However, he was transferred from the hospital and underwent cardiac surgery. He was discharged after a month.
His official name was Duke of Edinburgh. He was at the side of his wife’s reign for 69 years, the longest in UK history. During this period, he built a reputation for being serious, but prone to making gaffes.
“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, Her Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace said in a statement.