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Prince Philip has Died at the Age of 99

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A young prepares to leave flowers in front of the gate at Buckingham Palace in London, after the announcement of the death of Britain’s Prince Philip, Friday, April 9, 2021. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99. Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died at the age of 99.

In a statement shortly after midday in the UK, the palace said: “his Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

The duke will go down as the longest-serving consort in British history, and had only recently returned to Windsor Castle in mid-March after a month in the hospital. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the duke, “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”.