Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday 2021 at Windsor Castle in England at 99. Philip had been hospitalized for various ailments and had undergone a major heart procedure.
After spending a month in the hospital, Philip had returned to Windsor Castle on 16th March 2021.
Buckingham Palace announced his death,
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
Prince Philip died just as Buckingham Palace was in turmoil after Oprah Winfrey’s explosive television interview with his grandson Prince Harry and his biracial wife, Megan Markle.
Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history and earned the affection of generations in the United Kingdom. He also served in the war, but after his wife became queen in 1952, he gave up his naval career. Throughout Queen Elizabeth’s 69 years of reign and 73 years of marriage, Philip supported his wife through every thick and thin.
With the unfortunate news of his sudden demise, the world is left in a state of shock. However, people will continue to remember him as a man of great patience and honor.
Royal deaths have special code names and Prince Philip’s death is known as Operation Forth Bridge.
Following his death, the Buckingham Palace flag was lowered to half-mast, and people placed flowers outside the palace.