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Entertainment Queen Elizabeth Shares a Sweet Never-Before-Seen Photo of Her and Prince Philip

06:50  17 april  2021
06:50  17 april  2021 Source:   etonline.com

Prince Philip Dead — the Love of Queen Elizabeth's Life Was 99

  Prince Philip Dead — the Love of Queen Elizabeth's Life Was 99 "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband," a royal communications statement read Friday . "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. "Further announcements will be made in due course. "The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss." Prince Philip — who retired from his public duties in August 2017 — is survived by his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth, their daughter Princess Anne and their three sons: next-in-line-to-the-throne Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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Queen Elizabeth II continues to pay tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip.

The 94-year-old head of the Monarchy shared a never-before-seen photo of her and the Duke of Edinburgh on the royal family's social media on Friday. The photo, taken by their son Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, shows the smiling couple sitting on a grassy pasture in Scotland in 2003.

"The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with the Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003," the caption reads. "Her Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from around the world and have been touched to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of The Duke, in celebration of his life."

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and closest confidant and advisor, dies at 99

  Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and closest confidant and advisor, dies at 99 The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, was the undisputed master of the British royal household for more than seven decades. Philip was known equally as a curmudgeon and a charmer who could quickly put nervous guests at ease with an easy (and sometimes outrageous) one-liner. Courtiers, his own children and the queen herself backed down under the quick flash of his temper, and guests at Buckingham Palace were expected to stay up to speed with his lively intellect and encyclopedic command of facts or were hastily dismissed as not worth the duke’s time.

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The queen and Philip's were married for 73 years, shared four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Their romance started when Elizabeth was just 13 years old and continued until Philip's death. The two stayed by each other's side for many historical and personal events of the last century.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99. Philip's televised funeral will take place at George's Chapel Windsor on Saturday, April 17. On Friday, the official order of service was announced, which will include a choir, a religious service and tradition, while still implementing safety guidelines.

According to Buckingham Palace, the Duke had a hand in outlining the order of service for his funeral before his death, and reflects his close military affiliations and personal elements of his life.

Consorts, past and future, in Britain’s changing monarchy

  Consorts, past and future, in Britain’s changing monarchy LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip was the longest serving royal consort in British history by more than a decade when he died Friday at 99. It was a role he assumed in 1952 when his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, ascended to the throne after the sudden death of her father King George VI. In Britain, the husband or wife of the monarch is known as the consort, a position that carries immense prestige but has no constitutional role. Here are some of the other royal consorts, past and future.QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHERThe mother of the current queen came to be known affectionately in Britain as The Queen Mum.

How Prince William and Prince Harry Will Lay Prince Philip to Rest

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How Prince William and Prince Harry Will Lay Prince Philip to Rest

Meanwhile, Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, told ET that amid Philip's health struggles from earlier this year, "The days leading up to Prince Philip's passing would have no doubt been difficult for the queen."

"When we saw him travel back to Windsor Castle to be reunited with the queen [after his hospitalization in February], there were many that thought it could be his final days," he noted. "What's so great about that, from a couple that spent 73 years married together, a very happy marriage, they were really each other's sidekicks throughout all of this. She may have been the Head of State, but he was there supporting her every step of the way. And as a family, they were very much equals. And so this would have been a really beautiful time for them to remember all of the things that they've achieved together, and for him to really celebrate and be happy with the life that he had lived."

He expressed that her Majesty "does have a very large family, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren who were all there for her in her time of need."

As the royal family prepares for Philip's funeral, see more on his life and legacy in the video below.

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dead at 99

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