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Prince Philip has died aged 99

General News Prince Philip has died aged 99

 

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Buckingham Palace said: “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.”

Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.

Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister added: “He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “saddened” by the death of the Duke.

She tweeted: “I send my personal and deepest condolences – and those of scotgov and the people of Scotland – to Her Majesty The Queen and her family.”

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

In March, the Duke of Edinburgh left hospital after a month-long stay for treatment.

He underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.

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.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 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 Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Source: BBC

19 COMMENTS

  1. Prince Philip’s worst racist gaffes revisited.
    In 2003, the prince told the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress: “You look like you’re ready for bed!” He thought the Nigerian president was wearing pyjamas

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  2. Hey KZ, you as the PF’s diasporan in the UK, you live around the corner – why don’t you bring a nice bouquet to Windsor Castle.

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  3. RIP. You lived a good life to reach 99. As we speak our president’s office is writing a letter of condolences to the British monarchy. We mourn with our friends in England. Take heart.

    We apologise for the f00lish upnd diasporans who are negatively representing us there. We thank you for keeping those savages there. We wouldn’t want the responsibility for such sad and hateful Bush pigs

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  4. For me I am aiming to live until I am 120 years. A state funeral will be accorded for my contribution to this great nation

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  5. Almost clocked a century >>His time had come just like it will for all of us. His sense of humour is probably what made him live so long in a world full of insanity.

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  6. Nine Chale – You know nothing about his sense of humour or what these people really think of you. We Africans are so brainwashed to the point where we look at the English monarch as if they are part of your family yet you have zero connection to them apart from the loot the stole from you.
    And he didnt live long because of his jokes he lived long because of he has servants to even help him going to the toilet at taxpayers expense.
    Next week you will be preaching to us about Pan-Africanism not even knowing what it is…

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  7. And why is this even news in Zambia….like seriously…. Africans we are so brainwashed…Am sure Sishuwa Shishuwa won’t eat anything for 30 days just morning his master…..lets worry about our brothers in Mozambique not a 99 year old useless Muzungu

  8. And why is this even news in Zambia….like seriously…. Africans we are so brainwashed…Am sure Sishuwa Shishuwa won’t eat anything for 30 days just morning his master…..lets worry about our brothers in Mozambique and the majority Zambians starving to death every day

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