Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh And Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Dies At 99

A graves tombstone on a hillside.

A graves tombstone on a hillside.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and also husband to Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday, April 9, 2021. Prince Philip was 99 years old, just two months before his 100th birthday.

Early Life

Prince Philip was born in Corfu, Greece, on June 10, 1921, to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg; his family was exiled while he was still a baby. He joined the British Royal Navy in 1939. He abandoned his former Greek and Danish royal titles to become a British subject. Hence being a British subject, he was made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. [1]

His Marriage

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II are third cousins. They got engaged in July of 1947. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II got married on November 20, 1947, at the Westminster Abbey. They were married for 73 years. [2]


Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II had four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. They also have eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. [3]

Consort For The Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh was the queen’s consort from when she became queen in 1952 until his death. The role of the Queen’s consort is primarily to provide companionship and moral and practical support to the Monarch. He became the longest-serving British consort in 2009. [4]

Later In Life

During his life, Prince Philip became involved in the industry and many charities and organizations. He was associated with over 992 organizations, either as President, Patron, Honorary Member or in another capacity. [5]

Health Problems and Death

The Duke of Edinburgh had some health problems during his later years, being hospitalized a couple of times. [6] Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, died at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99. [7]


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  2. ^Davies, C. (2021). Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, dies aged 99. the Guardian. Retrieved from (go back↩)
  3. ^Marriage and family. (2021, April 09). Retrieved from (go back↩)
  4. ^Consort to Her Majesty The Queen. (2021, April 09). Retrieved from (go back↩)
  5. ^The Duke’s Charities and Patronages. (2021, April 09). Retrieved from (go back↩)
  6. ^Maria Puente, U. T. (2021). Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99. Yahoo News. Retrieved from (go back↩)
  7. ^Announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. (2021, April 09). Retrieved from (go back↩)

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