Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies

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Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace, the British royal palace, announced his death in a statement on Friday, BBC reports.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, married Princess Elizabeth in 1947. Elizabeth II became Queen of Britain after five years of their marriage. He was the longest living spouse of any queen in the history of the British royal family.

According to the BBC, Buckingham Palace wrote in the statement: “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

After spending a month in a hospital, the duke returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March. 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he “inspired the lives of countless young people”, BBC reports.

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