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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies at age 99

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Prince Philip's death at age 99

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip dies at 99-years.

Prince Philip passed away during the morning of UK Friday, 9th April 2021, aged 99 years and 10 months.

In a statement by the palace copied to yebekagh.com states: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.”

The Royal Family has assured that further announcements will be made in due course.

However, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, did not die of coronavirus. His last treatment was carried out with regards to a an infection related to his nervous system.

Cause of Prince Philip’s death

Information at Yebekagh.com news desk suggests that, the duke had been admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London hospital on February 17 after feeling unwell. The palace later confirmed that he was being treated for an infection.

On March 1, he was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, also in London, where doctors continued to treat the infection as well as undertake testing for a pre-existing heart condition. After heart surgery, the duke was discharged from hospital in mid-March.

Due to UK’s current coronavirus restrictions, it is unclear what kind of events will be able to take place as part of plans for any tributes following Philip’s death

The Queen will need to sign off on any plans before they are confirmed, and it is not yet known whether this has already happened.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the duke, saying that he’d “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.”

Prince Philip before he died

Prince Philp dies at age 99
Prince Philp dies at age 99

Prince Philip died at age 99 April 9, 2021. Before he died, He was the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philp became Duke of Edinburgh on 20th November 1947. He even founded the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, a youth development program that operates in more than 130 countries and territories around the world.

He was gradually approaching 74 years in as Duke of Edinburgh before he died.

Born on the island of Corfu, Prince Philip, who once described himself as “a discredited Balkan prince of no particular merit or distinction”, played a key role in the development of the modern monarchy in Britain.

He received numerous titles, decorations, and honorary appointments, both during and before his time.

NBC News reported that Prince Philip served the country in the military service. At 18, Philip joined the Royal Navy and graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College as a top cadet. He saw active duty from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean, and in 1945 at the end of World War II, he was in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered.

Philip, duke of Edinburgh, in full Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, also called Philip Mountbatten, original name Philip, prince of Greece and Denmark, (born June 10, 1921, Corfu, Greece), husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

In order to marry, the duke renounced his Greek title, became a naturalized British subject and took the surname Mountbatten, derived from his mother’s side of the family. The marriage ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey in 1947. He and Elizabeth had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

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