Prince Philip: His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh Dies Aged 99

Prince Philip: His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh Dies Aged 99

- The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has passed away at age 99, a decent inning indeed

- Previously he was reported to have had health issues caused by a pre-existing condition

-He died peacefully at his home in Windsor Castle

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99. He had been the Queen's partner and source of strength for 73 years.

The Duke of Edinburg has been in hospital past few weeks
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England. Image: Samir Hussein/ WireImage .
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Philip had been in and out of the hospital with health complications and his health was reported to have been deteriorating for a period of time.

He also took a hiatus from public functions despite his gregarious and ever-stable nature. In the UK, flags on public and landmark buildings have been lowered to half-mast as a sign of honour and respect to the fallen royal leader.

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Previously, Briefly News reported that the Prince had been discharged from hospital after four weeks in the health facility.

Prince Philip returned to Windsor Castle, west of London, where he had been living with the Queen during the pandemic. He had been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 on the advice of the royal doctor after feeling sick for some days.

The Duke of Edinburgh was receiving treatment for an infection and also underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition.

Prince Phillip: His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburg Dies Aged 99
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to attend a State Banquet in Dublin Castle on May 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
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He had announced he was stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017, joking that he could no maintain the stamina that he once had.

The last time he was seen in public was in late 2020 during the Royal Marines Parade that was held at Buckingham Palace.

However, he celebrated his 99th birthday in lockdown at Windsor Castle.

Briefly News previously reported 73 years ago in 1947, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got engaged.

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73 years ago on 9 July, Queen Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten announced their engagement. Last year they had celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. ABC News celebrated the royal couple's engagement with a post on social media.

"ON THIS DAY: In 1947, the engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last year."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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