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.
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The royal passed away two months and one day short of what would have been his 100th birthday. The Duke of Edinburgh had been married to the Queen for 73 years. Philip had dedicated his life to the Queen and tragically died just before his 100th birthday in June this year.
And his death comes after a turmoil-filled 12 months for the royals after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the royal family.
Prince Philip has been one of the hardest working royals – since 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career marked by his famous gaffes, wit and wisdom.
His full name has been listed as: “His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh formerly known as Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark formerly known as Philip Mountbatten.”
How Prince Philip’s early years saw him flee Corfu on a warship and sleep in a cot made from an old orange box PRINCE PHILIP began life as more of a refugee than a royal – fleeing Corfu on a warship and sleeping in a temporary cot made from an old orange box.
He was just 18 months old when his father Prince Andrew and mother Princess Alice were rescued from Greece in 1922 by the Royal Navy.
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