LAST MINUTE NEWS: According to the statement made by Buckingham Palace, it was announced that the 99-year-old Prince Philip died.
According to the statement made by Buckingham Palace, it was announced that the 99-year-old Prince Philip died.
Buckingham Palace reported on Prince Philip’s death as “His Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
After the announcement, the flags were lowered in half at Buckingham Palace.
2. Elizabeth’s wife, Prince Philip, was recently admitted to the hospital.
Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, was awarded the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark upon his birth. His coat of arms still includes the Greek flag and the Danish Royal Flag.
THE QUEEN WILL MOUR EIGHT DAYS
Queen Elizabeth will enter an ‘eight-day mourning period’ for Prince Philip, who is expected to be buried in Frogmore Gardens on the grounds of Windsor Castle, as per UK customs.
The Queen will not perform any duties in the mourning process, even with Covid restrictions, the law will not be granted ‘Royal Approval’ and state affairs will also be paused.
WHO IS PRINCE PHILIP?
Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu.
Member of the royal family of Greece and Denmark, he was the nephew of the then Greek King Constantine the First.
He was born as the youngest of five siblings and the only boy in the family.
He was not a citizen of England. Baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Prince Philip’s life also changed when the Greek King Constantine the First was forced to abdicate on September 22, 1922.
His father, Prince Andrew, was banned from entering Greece for life.
The family settled in France. Philip was educated in England and Germany, and he met Princess Elizabeth in 1934.
In 1939, the pair began to correspond. The future queen of England was only 13 years old.
In the summer of 1946, then King George of England asked Philip to marry his daughter.
Philip relinquished his Greek and Danish royal titles, took the surname Mountbatten, which came from his mother’s family, accepted the Anglican Church, and became a citizen of England.
The prince and princess got engaged on July 10, 1947. He got married on 20 November that same year. Prince Philip received the title of Duke of Edinburgh.
Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952.
Prince Philip accompanied the Queen for more than 60 years on her royal duties and overseas visits.
The Queen’s wife was known for her frankness, controversial statements, blunders, and fondness for sports.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had four children, two daughters, two boys, and eight grandchildren.
Their elder son, Charles, is the number one heir to the throne. It is followed by Charles and Diana’s eldest son, William.