The whole world was thrown into a frenzy at the news of the death of the Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. The royal monarch died at age 99 on April 9 in his home, Windsor Castle. Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, meaning he was two months short of celebrating his 100 years birthday.
Reports of the Duke's death was made public via the official Twitter account of the Royal Family, when the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, stating that the Duke passed away peacefully
Though born into a royal family, Prince Philips, was not a citizen of England, he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. His family was exiled from Greece when he was barely eighteen (18) months old.
Philip and Elizabeth got married in 1947 at age 26 and 22 respectively, and Philip was a military officer for most of his life, but only had to give up his military ambitions at age 31, when Elizabeth became queen in 1952 at age 27. Philip was also made a British Prince in 1957 at 36 years.
Pictures of Philip and Elizabeth during their wedding and his days as a military officer.
The couple have been married for 73 years (1947-2020), and have since been a source of inspiration to many. The Queen is expected to celebrate her 95th birthday on April 21, just 12 days before her husband, prince Philip, passed on to glory. That would have been 74 years wedding celebration for the Royal couple, who would have iced the cake with the Duke's centenary (100 years) achievement.
Picture of joint portrait released for Philips 99th birthday
Philip lived a good life and was full of life. At 99, though he is dead his memory yet lingers forever and he will always be in our hearts. I have organized a repertoire of pictures to commemorate the life of Prince Philip and his lovely wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh. Check them out
Photo Credit: Harpers Bazaar
Content created and supplied by: Christian_Bayata (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More