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

LONDON—Prince Philip, a regular presence at the facet of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, has died. He was ninety nine.

“The Royal Relatives sign up for with men and women all-around the world in mourning his loss,” the family said in a assertion.

Prince Philip experienced not long ago been hospitalized for therapy on a pre-current coronary heart condition. He was discharged in March immediately after being in hospital for a month adhering to an procedure.

Born a prince of Greece and Denmark on the island of Corfu in 1921, he married the queen—then nevertheless Princess Elizabeth—in 1947, when he was 26 and she was 21. They ended up 3rd cousins, both of those descended from Queen Victoria.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, spent much of his adult daily life walking a phase or two powering his wife, accompanying her to point out dinners, garden get-togethers and charitable functions. Behind the scenes, he was credited with operating to press the monarchy to be far more open up and accessible to the British public. He was also affiliated with some 800 businesses, together with quite a few charities.