April 10, 2021, 12.06 AM

LONDON, KOMPAS.comGreat Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died at the age of 99 on Friday, April 9, two months before his 100th birthday on June 10.

“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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the Royal Family announced in a tweet on their Twitter page @RoyalFamily.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss," the Royal Family said in an earlier tweet, as quoted by the AFP news agency.

"We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said according to AFP.

Johnson added Philip had "earned the affection of generations" at home, in the Commonwealth and across the world.

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The Prince was hospitalized on February 16 for heart problems, an undisclosed infection and pre-existing conditions. He was discharged on March 16, less than a month before his death.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip marked their 73rd wedding anniversary on November 2020, making him the longest serving consort to the monarch in British history.

He has been by the Queen’s side for eight decades before he retired from his duties on May 4, 2017, at the age of 96.

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 in the island of Corfu. He was forced to flee Greece at the age of 18 months, after his uncle King Constantine I was overthrown as the country’s monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (right), during the opening of Parliament in Westminster, London (25/5/2021)STR/EPA-EFE Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (right), during the opening of Parliament in Westminster, London (25/5/2021)


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