On Tuesday night, he was transferred to the King Edward VII hospital from Windsor Castle where he had been confined since the start of the pandemic.
Prince Philip of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England for 72 years, died in London at the age of 99. The death occurred on Friday morning at King Edward VII hospital to which he was transferred on Tuesday night from Windsor Castle where he had been confined since the start of the pandemic. Philip of Edinburgh was the father of four children, grandfather of eight grandchildren, and great-grandfather of nine great-grandchildren.
After announcing his official retirement in 2018, Prince Philip made his last public appearance at Windsor Castle in July 2020 when he presented the peerage of Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles infantry regiment to his daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles. “Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country, from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to decades of service as Duke of Edinburgh,” he said. On Friday morning, the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recalled the ethical virtues and patriotism of the late member of the British Crown.
“By any measure, Prince Philip lived an extraordinary life – as a naval hero in the Second World War, as the man who inspired countless young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and, above all, as Her Majesty The Queen’s Loyal consort,” he tweeted.