LONDON – Prince Philip his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier this morning. The Palace says that he peacefully passed away at Windsor Castle.
The Prince had quite a long life that stretch over a century, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest-serving spouse during a turbulent reign when the monarchy was greatly tested and had to be re-modified to work in the 21st century.
With the many years that Prince Philip had served in the Navy and the service to the people of Great Britain and the 24 nations that make up the Commonwealth. Philip has fulfilled over 20,000 royal engagements.
Outside 10 Downing St., Prime Minister Boris Johnson has noted the support Philip provided to the queen, saying he “helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”
In private, the royal couple had a seemingly good marriage. As with every marriage, it does have its ups and downs. Philip has been known to call his wife Lilibet, but in conversation does refer to her as “The Queen”.
Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburg will be dearly missed and may he rest in peace. Long live her majesty Queen Elizabeth the II.