Prince Philip

  • UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honour his service to queen
    London, April 9 (AP) World leaders and people on the street honoured Prince Philip's life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been by the monarch's side longer than most of them have been alive. At Buckingham Palace, the queen's London residence, members of the public laid daffodils at the gates, and the flag was lowered to half-staff. The BBC interrupted programming to broadcast the nation
  • Prince Philip: 3 royal visits to India and a tiger controversy
    London, April 9 (PTI) Britain's Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 99 on Friday morning, made three memorable royal visits to India in his long years of accompanying the 94-year-old monarch during her nearly 69-year reign. The UK's longest-serving royal consort joined the Queen in India in 1961, 1983 and 1997 during which he made quite an impression with his sense of humour, which often also got him into some
  • Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99
    London, April 9 (AP) Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest serving consort during a turbulent reign in which the thousand-year-ol
  • UK's Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary
    LONDON, November 20 (Reuters): Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, an occasion they will be unable to share with their family as England is currently under a coronavirus lockdown. Elizabeth, 94, and Philip, 99, married in London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War Two. To mark their anniversary, Buckingham Palace released a photograph of a smiling monarch and her
  • UK's Prince Philip hands over patronage of the Rifles after 67 years
    WINDSOR, England, July 22 (Reuters): Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday to hand over his patronage of the Rifles to Prince Charles's wife, Camilla, after 67 years of association with the infantry regiment. A former naval officer renowned for his sometimes brusque manner and humour, Philip married Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became queen. He is now by far the longest-serving consort
  • Prince Philip, patriarch of the British royals, quietly turns 99
    LONDON, June 10 (Reuters): Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than seven decades, celebrates his 99th birthday on Wednesday, although there will be little public fanfare to mark the occasion.   Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will spend the day privately at Windsor Castle, west of London, where he and the 94-year-old monarch have been staying during Britain's coronavirus lockdown.   That means the rest of the royal family