The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully at home.

Hedy Phillips
Apr 09, 2021 @ 9:26 am
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Prince Philip
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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died April 9th at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning. He was 99 years old. The husband to Queen Elizabeth II and father of Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Princess Anne passed peacefully after a bout of ailing health.

The royal spent a month in the hospital from mid-February to mid-March, according to the BBC, and returned home after undergoing a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition. Upon leaving, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying, in part, that Philip had been discharged "following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition," and continued, "His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him… and everyone who has sent their good wishes."

However, the Duke of Edinburgh's health continued to decline, leading to his passing today. Buckingham Palace has not released any word on an official cause of death.

The Palace's website has gone dark to honor the royal and to make the appropriate announcements and changes. Tributes have been pouring in from all over the world, including from many world leaders and civilians alike. We wish the royal family well in their time of loss.