Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.”

“His Royal Highness passes away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The royal family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.“

The statement said “further announcements” will be made in “due course”.

The cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Philip was born June 10, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu and in 1947 married his third cousin, Princess Elizabeth.

The Duke of Edinburgh died a little over three weeks after he was discharged from a London hospital for treatment for an infection and to have a heart procedure.

The prince, who would have turned 100 in June, retired from public life in August 2017 but occasionally made appearances at royal engagements.

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