The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip has died at the age of 99. He was the Queen’s partner and source of strength for 73 years.
The Royal Family confirmed Phillip’s death via an official statement posted on its official website on Friday, April 9.
Phillip had been in and out of the hospital with health complications and he was reported to be deteriorating for a period of time.
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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
He also took a hiatus from public functions despite his bubbly and ever-present 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, Yahoo News reported. Previously, the deceased was discharged from the hospital after four weeks in the health facility. Prince Phillip 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 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.