09 April 2021 - Prince Philip dies aged 99
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99
Caroline Davies (The Guardian, 09/04/2021)
The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s “strength and stay” for 73 years, has died aged 99.
A statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
He was the longest serving consort in British history, and was only months away from his 100th birthday in June.
Prince Philip dies: The Duke of Edinburgh's life of service in video
(The Telegraph, 09/04/2021)
The Duke of Edinburgh has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. Philip, 99, was the longest-serving consort in British history.
The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side. He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.
Operation Forth Bridge: What happens now after Prince Philip's death
Ruth Mosalski (Wales Online, 09/04/2021)
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99. Buckingham Palace announced the news on Friday morning.
Prince Philip was long quoted as saying he didn't want fuss after his death. But, given his status, the news will be reported around the world — you can follow live updates and reaction to Prince Philip's death here. The Duke reportedly told officials in 2013 that he didn't want all the usual parts of a state funeral, with reports saying he didn't "want the 'fuss' of lying-in-state".
Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history
Jonathan Spangler (The Conversation, 09/04/2021)
In November 1947, a dynastic union was forged between the royal houses of Greece and Great Britain. It would be one of the last of this kind of royal marriages in history – a type of union that had knitted together the continent for 1,000 years. When Philip, prince of Greece and Denmark married Elizabeth, princess of Great Britain, they reconnected two bloodlines descended from Queen Victoria. But they also renewed a kinship tie between Britain and Denmark that had been joined together numerous times, from Canute and Aelfgifu in 1015 to Edward VII and Alexandra in 1863.
For centuries, almost every European monarchy maintained diplomatic relationships with its neighbours through dynastic marriages, in a system that persisted all the way up to the 1930s, then rapidly faded away in the post-war era.