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Friday, 9 April 2021
Prince Philip dies aged 99
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From The Times

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the man who has been the Queen’s steadfast support for more than seven decades, has died.

The duke, who returned to Windsor Castle three weeks ago after a month in hospital, died this morning two months before his hundredth birthday.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Royal advisers will meet tomorrow to finalise details of the funeral service, which will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, rather than at Westminster Abbey.

Our Queen took a shine to him when she was aged 13; he was five years older which is a lot in the mid teens but less so when they courted as adults years later.  Behind all the pomp and tributes he leaves an old lady who will be mourning her husband of 73 years

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Posted on 04/09/2021 9:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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