Queen Elizabeth II‘s husband, Prince Philip, has passed away at the age of 99, announced the Buckingham Palace.

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

A statement from 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.”

Last month, the Duke of Edinburgh left the hospital after a month-long stay for treatment. He was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital in central London on 16 February after feeling unwell.

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. And his mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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