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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth dies at 99

The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip – has died, Buckingham Palace has said.

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.

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“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history.

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This statement was published by the palace today

Into his 90s he carried out a busy programme of public engagements, reflecting his own charitable interests.

He also travelled around the country supporting the Queen, both on state occasions and royal visits.

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For a man of his age he enjoyed relatively good health.

Source; Sky News

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