How did Prince Philip die? Duke of Edinburgh’s health was deteriorating for past few weeks

The eldest in the royal family was with Queen Elizabeth II for more than seven decades


                            How did Prince Philip die? Duke of Edinburgh’s health was deteriorating for past few weeks
Prince Philip has died at 99 (Getty Images)

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died on Friday, April 9. He was 99 years old and for the past weeks was not in a good health. The royal family issued a statement on Twitter that stated, “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 join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”

Last month, he got discharged from a hospital after spending weeks there because of a pre-existing heart condition. Also, in February, he went under the knife for a pre-existing heart condition after which he also received treatment for an infection. The eldest member of the family was at King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, central London.

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Philip and Queen Elizabeth II were married for over seven decades. Their relationship blossomed as a story of young love. “We behave as though we had belonged to each other for years,” the Queen wrote in a letter to her parents soon after tying the knot. She has always acknowledged her husband’s deep influence on her. During their 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 1997, the Queen said in a speech: “I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know.”

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, as the news of Philip’s death came out, several people took to Twitter to offer their condolences. One person said, “RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. What a life you’ve led. I don’t think the Queen could’ve done it without you. You were the brightest jewel in her crown.” Another wrote, “Oh my god. I'm so sorry your majesty. He's truly been your strength and stay all these years.”

The third wrote, “I am speechless. I was very found of HRH, an extraordinary gentleman, a man of integrity and respect. May his heart and spirit rest in peace. See you on the other side Sir. Watch over your loved ones. You will be deeply missed.”



 



 



 

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