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Breaking News: Prince Philip Dies at 99


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU Main Campus - Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

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. 

After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he enlisted in the British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. 

During the Second World War, he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. They would marry in 1947. 

Philip had four children with Elizabeth: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. 

Phillip, who was born on 10 June 1921, died on 9 April 2021, aged 99. He was “the longest-serving royal consort in British history.”