Prince Philip, the husband of the Britain Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh was pronounced dead, today, Friday, April 9, 2021 in an announcement contained in a statement by the Buckingham Palace.
What You Should Know About The Duke!
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on the island of Corfu on 10th of June 1921.
His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes.
His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
According to SkyNews, He was only 18 months old when his family were forced to flee their home, after a military coup meant it was no longer safe to stay in Greece.
The family were effectively homeless but eventually settled in Paris, where they rented a house from a relative. But when Philip was eight years old his mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Historian Robert Lacey told Sky News: “His mother was then tragically confined to what was called in those days an ‘asylum for the mentally disturbed’.
“It was even more tragic because Philip was not told what had happened to his mother, she just vanished from his life.”
With his parents separated, he moved around boarding schools in Britain, eventually settling at Gordonstoun in Scotland.
The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Their first son, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, was born in 1948, followed by his sister, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, in 1950, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, in 1960 and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, in 1964.
The duke, who retired from royal duties in 2017, has received treatment for health conditions over the years, including a bladder infection in 2012 and exploratory surgery on his abdomen in June 2013.
Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital in central London on 16 February, 2021 after feeling unwell.
He later underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.
After being admitted to King Edward VII hospital, Prince Philip was transferred to Barts for specialist treatment and underwent a heart operation on 3 March.
He later returned to King Edward VII’s hospital – a private clinic which has treated the Queen on several occasions as well as the duke and other senior royals.
In March 2021, the Duke of Edinburgh left hospital after a month-long stay for treatment.
Prince Philip and the Queen, 94, have spent the most-recent lockdown in England living at the Berkshire residence with a small group of household staff, nicknamed HMS Bubble.
The couple, who have been married for 73 years, received their first Covid-19 jabs in January.
The exact reason for his initial admission to hospital was not disclosed, but the Palace said at the time it was not related to coronavirus.