Prince Philip, backbone of the UK royal family, dies at 99 | DW News


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Prince Philip, backbone of the UK royal family, dies at 99 | DW News



Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday.

A tweet from the official royal family account confirmed that the prince “passed away peacefully” at Windsor Castle, after having been treated for a preexisting heart condition earlier this year. He was released from the hospital on March 16.

Prince Philip was often described as having old-fashioned charm, but he was equally renowned for his outdated, politically incorrect sense of humor, one that made him somewhat prone to gaffes. He was a throwback to another era, one that valued the stiff upper lip, and no doubt took it in stride when his mother-in-law, the Queen Mother, referred to him as “The Hun” — and not always in jest.

He was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1921. It might be hard to imagine nowadays just how controversial his German connections were when he married the young Princess Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, with the trauma of World War II still fresh in England’s mind.

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  1. Most people don't care, just news-driven sympathy for a man who lived an opulent lifestyle, who had no idea of how the average person lived and never contributed to society.

  2. 1.13 – his parents never divorced. His mother ended up in a nut house and his father soon abandoned him. Separated would be the best term.

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