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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

The British Royal Family have suffered a great loss following Prince Philip’s death at the age of 99.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant.

“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,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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