The tragic news has just been confirmed that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away, and now people are worried about the Queen after the heartbreaking news...
He was ninety-nine years old.
Here's the full story...
His death sadly comes after spending a month in hospital earlier this year.
Though, Prince Philip's health had been slowly deteriorating for some time.
He was initially admitted, back in February, to receive care for an infection.
But, while in hospital under went heart surgery for a pre-existing condition.
After his longest stay in hospital, Prince Philip eventually returned to Windsor Castle on March 16.
And it was a great relief to many people at the time who had feared the worst...
I’m so happy you have been allowed home Prince Phillip after your long stay in hospital. Our lovely Queen will be relieved to have you back home by her side. I love and care about you both.— mrs susan braddy (@zoobrad) March 17, 2021
Ooooh. Best news I've heard for weeks. Duke of Edinburgh is a treasure. I was always thinking about him all this while. I took no notice of all the transatlantic rubbish. Those two ingrates aren't even worth a second of my time .— Judge Veek (@JudgeVeek) March 16, 2021
So happy it all went well and we've not lost him.— Marguerite de Bohun 💙 (@MdeBohun) March 16, 2021
Glad to see you looking better stay well Prince Phillip our Queen needs you by her side ..God save the Queen and Prince Phillip— Lee Nash (@medugorjemary) March 17, 2021
Now, the royal family is an important part of British culture.
The Brits are extremely proud that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria's old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.
Queen Elizabeth lived through the world war.
via: Getty ImagesDuring WWII, she and her sister, Princess Margaret, were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London. While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, "that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace."
This was when then Princess Elizabeth first became known to the public.
via: Getty ImagesHere she is with her parents, sister, and the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill. Her good relationship with the public made way for the acceptance of Prince Phillip.
But when her father died in February of 1952...
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth, the King's first-born, automatically became the Queen of England. And this will be the case for Prince Charles with the current Queen unfortunately passes.
By June 2nd, 1953, Queen Elizabeth had officially taken on the reigns.
via: Getty ImagesShe was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the meager age of twenty-seven. Charles was present at his mother's crowning; He was aged 4 at the time. Interestingly, Elizabeth's was the first coronation to be shown on television.
She wasn't ruling totally alone though, because Prince Philip was always by her side.
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one. She'd met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.
However, Philip wasn't an expected fit for the Queen.
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But he quickly became a very important part of her life.
Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, resulting in a somewhat mixed reputation in high society.
But the pair continued to stand the test of time.
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Soon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which admittedly caused some tensions.
There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip's infidelity.
But, despite all of this, the pair wasted no time in starting a family.
via: Getty ImagesTheir first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.
The Queen and Philip had a total of 4 children together...
And there's no denying how they have become one of the most admired and famous couples in the entire world.
But in more recent times...
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Prince Philip was battling some repeated health conditions.
The royal underwent many surgeries in order to regain his health over the years.
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Having previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday, Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery which he recovered from.
And in 2015, he retired from public engagements entirely after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.
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But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved a hip replacement surgery and since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.
Well, things seemed to take a turn for the worst for the ninety-nine-year-old royal.
On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling "unwell."
The Sun reported that the royal would be spending "a few days" there.
But it was also reported that he was in "good spirits" after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
The Duke made a brief recovery...
But since then, things were quick to get worse.
His health deteriorated rapidly...
And today, we have received the news we were all dreading.
It has just been confirmed that Prince Phillip has tragically passed away aged ninety-nine.
He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.
And since the tragic news broke, people have been worrying about the Queen's condition.
Uh oh, The Queen is a person that would get broken heart syndrome.— Crash Organism (@crashorganism) April 9, 2021
Her love is real.
Comments have been flooding in...
Honestly if The Queen dies cause of a broken heart I’ll be really upset— Laurel • Midsize Fangirl 💜 (@lifewithlaurel) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Phillip. Did the country a massive service and has been The Queens rock for the past 70+ years! Sadly can only imagine the devastating affect this will have on The Queen at her age and wouldn’t be surprised if she passes away with a broken heart very soon. Again, RIP.— Scott #LUFC (@scottlandwalker) April 9, 2021
Really sad to hear about Prince Philip.— Luke Dawson (@Dawstopper) April 9, 2021
Concerned about the effect it could have on the Queen.. We can’t afford anything happening to her right now while everything is still so unsettled. The stability she provides is so often taken for granted by many who don’t understand.
Just as the country begins to emerge from a terrible year, comes the tragic news that HRH Prince Philip has died. War hero, brilliant consort to the Queen - a man of humour and intelligence. It is a sad day for the whole nation. My thoughts & prayers are with HM Queen & family.— Iain Duncan Smith MP (@MPIainDS) April 9, 2021
I have never made a secret of my love for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for all her service to our country. My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family at this sad time Prince Philips support of the Queen was immense GOD SAVE THE QUEEN— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) April 9, 2021
I’m sad for the Queen 😔 married for 74 years, can’t imagine how she feels rn— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) April 9, 2021
Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her constant, steadfast support.— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) April 9, 2021
Incredibly sad to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip.— Craig Tracey MP (@craig4nwarks) April 9, 2021
He selflessly dedicated his life to public service & gave incredible support to HM the Queen throughout his life, forming an incredible partnership for over 70 years. My thoughts with the Royal family at this sad time.
I do feel very sad for the Queen today.— Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈 (@Mikeggibbs) April 9, 2021
She's completely alone now. She outlived them all. As you'd expect but still. pic.twitter.com/1sxQqTwAar
I met Prince Philip once. I liked him. He had a proper twinkle in his eye. He had the air of a man who would know what to do in a bear attack. I can see why it worked, the two of them. I feel sad for the Queen. RIP.— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) April 9, 2021
The Queen has seen the death of her father, mother, sister and now her husband.— Owen 🇬🇧🥛 (@O17A03) April 9, 2021
Sad day for the Queen. :(
Sad for the Queen but that’s about it, really. He lived to a ripe old age. He continually said things so racist and so sexist they’d have ended the career of anyone else in public life. That’s a chapter that needs to be shut now.— Unlit Uplands (@unlit_uplands) April 9, 2021
deeply sad today. heart breaks for Her Majesty the Queen after a long and happy life with her consort. sending love and peace to her and her family. ❤— Kate Elizabeth Brown (@KateElizabethB1) April 9, 2021
How very sad for the Queen, Prince Philip has been her lifelong companion. 😢 #RIPPhilip— Linda Edwards-Shea (@LEdwardsShea) April 9, 2021
I’m really sad about Prince Phillip. The Queen and Prince Phillip have always been there. It feels like the beginning of the end of an era. So very sad for the Queen. #RestInPeace— Julesisbusy🌞🪴💐🍾🇬🇧🎉 (@Julesisbusy) April 9, 2021
Prince Phillip JUST missed getting a letter from the Queen for his 100th birthday. Sad times :(— Essy (@EssyAuburt) April 9, 2021
I’m actually really sad for the queen, imagine being married for 73 years and then your partner dies like I wouldn’t be able to function :(— deville (@_chloedeville) April 9, 2021
I’m truly sad for the queen but that’s all. The rest of my feelings about the monarchy still stands. https://t.co/4vYCx1N0aq— Sisitory (@Sisitory) April 9, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Queen and the rest of the royal family.
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.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
Rest in peace, Prince Phillip.
Stay tuned for more updates surrounding his death.