Prince Philip Dead at 99


Emma Diroff

The world was quiet on the morning of April 9th, 2021, when the news broke that Prince Philip had sadly passed away. 

Unfortunately, during the last years of his life, he was suffering from numerous health conditions, which lead to multiple hospital visits. According to CNBC, “Philip, whom the queen referred to as “my constant strength,” was hospitalized in February after “feeling unwell,” and was treated for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace said. He was released a month later after undergoing a heart procedure.” 

The Queen and Prince Philip had been married for 73 years, having celebrated this in November 2020. According to insiders within the palace walls, the Queen is mourning heavily due to the loss of her partner. 

In true English style, outside of Buckingham Palace, people laid out roses, flags, and other memorabilia outside the gates in solidarity with the Royal Family. Westminster Abbey rang its bell 99 times in honor of the number of years he’s lived, and public places hung flags at half-mast all over the country. 

BBC says, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”