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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, is dead

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By Brian Okoth | April 9th 2021
Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 74 years. [File, Standard]

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died.

The Royal family announced Friday that Prince Philip died aged 99.

“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. Further announcements will made in due course,” the Monarch said in a statement dated April 9.

Philip spent 65 years supporting the queen, retiring from his public role in 2017 and staying largely out of the view since, NBC News reported.

In his active years, he helped set a new course for the monarchy under a young queen, championing Britain itself, as well as environmental causes, science and technology.

Philip and the queen were married for nearly 74 years.

“We behave as though we had belonged to each other for years,” Elizabeth wrote in a letter to her parents shortly after they married in November 1947.

Over the years, the queen acknowledged Philip’s deep influence on her, calling him her “strength and stay” in a speech on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.

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