Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Dies at 99

LONDON—Prince Philip, a consistent existence at the facet of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British historical past, has died. He was 99.

“The Royal Relatives join with people around the earth in mourning his reduction,” the relatives reported in a assertion.

Prince Philip experienced just lately been hospitalized for treatment method on a pre-existing heart condition. He was discharged in March right after staying in hospital for a month subsequent an operation.

Born a prince of Greece and Denmark on the island of Corfu in 1921, he married the queen—then even now Princess Elizabeth—in 1947, when he was 26 and she was 21. They had been 3rd cousins, each descended from Queen Victoria.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, expended significantly of his adult lifestyle strolling a stage or two behind his spouse, accompanying her to condition dinners, backyard garden get-togethers and charitable gatherings. Driving the scenes, he was credited with performing to thrust the monarchy to be more open up and accessible to the British community. He was also affiliated with some 800 companies, such as a lot of charities.