Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passes away at 99
London : Britain' Prince Philip, who was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at the age of 99, announced Buckingham Palace.
The palace wrote in its post on social media: "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."
On February 16, 2021, he was admitted to the hospital for the treatment for a pre-existing heart condition and an infection.
Announcing his passing, BBC television played the national anthem over a picture of Philip in his prime, dressed in military dress uniform
Prince Philip lost his life just months before he was about to turn 100.
The couple, who celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in November, had been living largely in isolation at Windsor Castle, west of London, because their advanced age put them at heightened risk from Covid-19.
Philip and the queen received their first vaccinations against the virus in January.