Queen Elizabeth Saddened by the Death of Price Philli

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Queen Elizabeth is mourning the loss of her beloved Prince Philip which has reportedly has “left her with a huge void in her life”.

Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth on 20 November 1947.

Philip died on the morning of 9 April 2021 at Windsor Castle, aged 99, two months before his 100th birthday. He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history In private, the Queen described her husband’s death as “having left a huge void in her life”.

The cause of death has not been disclosed, though the palace said Philip died peacefully. Philip’s daughter-in-law, the Countess of Wessex, confirmed the official statement, describing his death as “…so gentle. It was just like somebody took him by the hand and off he went.” His death led to the commencement of Operation Forth Bridge, the plan for publicly announcing his death and organizing his funeral.

The funeral is scheduled to take place on 17 April 2021 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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More about Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was a member of the British royal family as the husband of 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 eighteen months old.

Price Philip was not born on his birthday.
Philip was born at the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, Mon Repos, on the island of Corfu off the west coast of Greece, in 1921. At the time, Greece was still using the Julian calendar (and wouldn’t adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1923). The difference between the two means that in his home country he was actually born on May 28, not June 10.

Prince Philip and his were forced to flee Greece.
The Greco-Turkish War of 1919–22 eventually led to the abdication of Philip’s uncle, Constantine I, and forced his family into exile while Philip was still an infant. Through his family’s connections to the Mountbatten dynasty in England, a British vessel—the HMS Calypso—was sent to Greece to evacuate the family, with Philip reportedly carried from the country in a wooden fruit crate. They eventually settled in France, and the young prince grew up in Saint-Cloud, on the outskirts of Paris, with his aunt, Marie Bonaparte, Princess George of Greece and Denmark.

Prince Philips surname was a bit of a mouthful.
In 1947, Prince Philip began using the surname Mountbatten (his mother’s surname), but before then—if he had a surname, which isn’t always guaranteed among royals—he would have gone by his father’s family’s name: Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.  Read more here

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