Prince Philip, 99, passed away peacefully—Buckingham Palace

 

LONDON — Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced.

A statement from Buckingham Palace says: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people.

“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.”

 

The prime minister paid tribute to the duke’s role as the longest- serving consort in history and as one of the last-surviving people to have fought in World War II.

“From that conflict he took an ethic of service that he applied throughout the unprecedented changes of the post-War era,” he said.

“Like the expert carriage driver that he was, 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.” (JSM/JuanManila)

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