Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set instance | Leisure




In this 2003 photo released by Buckingham Palace Friday April 16, 2021, a personal photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland, in this photo taken by Sophie The Countess of Wessex in 2003.




British police wait outside a souvenir shop ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Artist Kaya Mar holds a portrait of Prince Philip ahead of the Prince’s funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Everton players observe a two minute’s silence in memory of the Prince Philip, following the announcement of his death at the age of 99, ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, April 16, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage and his two Fell ponies, named Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, pictured at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday April 16, 2021. Prince Philip’s love of carriage-driving is to be a central feature of his funeral on upcoming Saturday April 17, when the carriage and ponies will be present with two of his grooms in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle during the procession. The four wheeled carriage was designed by Prince Philip eight years ago. Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

Media wait ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

A police officer waits outside a souvenir shop ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Cards written by children amongst the coral tribute to Prince Philip outside Window castle in Windsor, England, Friday, April 16, 2021. Prince Philip husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died April 9, aged 99, his funeral will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle in St George’s Chapel.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip’s insignias are placed on the altar in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, Friday April 16, 2021, ahead of his funeral on Saturday. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Police inspect the walk ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

A man walks past a portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip ahead of his funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

A picture of Britain’s Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth ahead of his funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Armed police walk past artist Kaya Mar who holds a portrait of Prince Philip ahead of the Prince’s funeral in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Prince Philip’s insignias, the Order of Australian Knight, the Order of New Zealand, the order of Canada, the Canada Order of Military Merit, and the Papua New Guinea Order of Logohu, are placed on the altar in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England, Friday April 16, 2021, ahead of his funeral on Saturday. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery arriving at Windsor Castle in preparation for the Gun Salute on the palace grounds, before the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip, in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Military personnel in parade dress uniform march ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Soldiers arrive at the Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Troopers of the house hold cavalry march past St George’s chapel in Windsor as preparations are started for the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s at Windsor Castle, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The Grenadier Guards make their way past the Round Tower during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

A soldier stands outside the Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

A woman wears a face covering with a picture of the Duke of Edinburgh as he walks along the Long Walk in Windsor, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9, aged 99, his funeral service takes place at Windsor Castle in St George’s Chapel.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of RAF and the 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland line the route of the procession as members of the armed forces march past at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of a military band marches into the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Fell ponies Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage, pause, in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage arrives in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of a military band marches into the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

The Rifles Band play, in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Princess Eugenie arrives at the Galilee Porch of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of an RAF military band perform in the Quadrangle, ahead of the funeral of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Prince Philip's funeral procession gets ready in Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor arrives for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, left, and James, Viscount Severn arrive at the Galilee Porch of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021, for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




The Latest: Queens sits alone in chapel at Philip's funeral

Members of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards place the coffin of Britain’s Prince Philip onto a modified Jaguar Land Rover in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Members of the military are gathered in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021 ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin arrives at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrives ahead of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin arrives at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrives ahead of Britain Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.




Queen sits alone at funeral for Prince Philip to set example

The coffin is carried on a Land Rover during the procession for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone in the quire of St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years.

Philip, who died April 9 at the age of 99, was being laid to rest in the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle after a funeral service steeped in military and royal tradition — but also pared down and infused with his own personality. People across Britain have observed one minute of silence in honor of Philip just before his royal ceremonial funeral got under way.

Following strict social distancing rules during the pandemic, the queen set an example even in grief, sitting apart from family members arrayed around the church. Just 30 mourners were allowed to attend the service at St. George’s on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the queen has stayed to avoid getting COVID-19.

Other royals who are in family bubbles are sitting together.

The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the chapel ahead of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang “I am the resurrection and the life.”

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Military bands played and Queen Elizabeth II joined a procession Saturday at Windsor Castle ahead of a funeral where her husband Prince Philip was being remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith.” The service was saluting both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Britain’s monarch over three quarters of a century.

UK’s Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after demise | Leisure




The Australian Federation Guard will fire a 41-cannon salute in the forecourt of the Houses of Parliament in Canberra, Australia on Saturday, April 10, 2021 to mark the death of Prince Philip. Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that primarily ruled his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said on Friday April 9 . He was 99 years old.




Members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery put empty grenades into boxes before firing a 41-round gun salute at Woolwich Barracks in London to mark the death of Prince Philip on Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, who died on Friday an indescribable and tenacious husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who had spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that determined his life.




Gun salutes mark the death of the British Prince Philip

Members of the Honorable Artillery Company fire a 41-round gun salute from the wharf at the Tower of London to mark the death of Prince Philip in London on Saturday April 10, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and tenacious husband of Queen Elizabeth II who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that played a pivotal role in his life, died on Friday.




Gun salutes mark the death of the British Prince Philip

On Saturday 10 April 2021, people walk the long walk towards Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that largely defined his life, died on Friday.




The Latest: Leaders of China, Korea, Write Messages to the Queen

A newspaper with a front page photo of Britain’s Prince Philip on a newsstand in London, Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and tenacious husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades looking after his wife in a role that determined his life above all died on Friday.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

A woman prepares to place flowers in front of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England the day after the death of Britain’s Prince Philip on Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that determined his life most, died on Friday.




Gun salutes mark the death of the British Prince Philip

Britain’s Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, leave Windsor Castle in their car after the death of Britain’s Prince Philip in Windsor, England on Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and tenacious husband of the Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that has shaped his life, died on Friday.




Gun salutes mark the death of the British Prince Philip

On Saturday April 10, 2021, people at Cambridge Gate laid flowers on the long walk in Windsor. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99 years old. Philip spent a month in the hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

People leave flowers near Windsor Castle, one day after the death of Britain’s Prince Philip, in Windsor, England, on Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and tenacious husband of Queen Elizabeth II. , Who has lived for more than seven decades, died on Friday supporting his wife in a role that, above all, determined his life.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Flower tributes and notes left outside the gates of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England the day after the death of Britain’s Prince Philip on Saturday 10 April 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in what determined his life most, died on Friday.




The Latest: Leaders of China, Korea, Write Messages to the Queen

Members of the Honorable Artillery Company fire a 41-round gun salute from the wharf at the Tower of London to mark the death of Prince Philip in London on Saturday April 10, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and tenacious husband of Queen Elizabeth II who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that played a pivotal role in his life, died on Friday.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Royal Horse Artillery soldiers fire a ceremonial weapon during the 41st Death Gun salute in memory of Prince Philip at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London, Saturday April 10, 2021. Buckingham Palace officials announced on Friday that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Has died. He was 99 years old.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Members of the Royal Artillery of the 105th Regiment fire a 41-round gun salute at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 10 April 2021 in Edinburgh to mark the death of Prince Philip. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that has shaped his life, passed away on Friday.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Manchester City players stand still for two minutes before kick-off to watch the death of Prince Philip in the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England on Saturday 10 April 2021 to mark.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Members of the Royal Artillery of the 105th Regiment fire a 41-round gun salute at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 10 April 2021 in Edinburgh to mark the death of Prince Philip. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that has shaped his life, passed away on Friday.




The British Prince Philip was honored with 41 gun salutes after his death

Members of the Royal Artillery of the 105th Regiment fire a 41-round gun salute at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 10 April 2021 in Edinburgh to mark the death of Prince Philip. Britain’s Prince Philip, the indescribable and stubborn husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that has shaped his life, passed away on Friday.

From DANICA KIRKA Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Gun salutes across the UK, Commonwealths and at sea mark the death of Britain’s Prince Philip on Saturday as military leaders honor the former naval officer and husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Cannon batteries in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other cities fired 41 rounds every minute from noon. The Australian Defense offered their salute outside the House of Parliament in Canberra at 5 p.m. local time, and New Zealand planned to pay an artillery tribute on Sunday.

“His Royal Highness leaves a legacy of indomitable spirit, steadfastness and an unwavering sense of duty,” said General Nick Carter, Chief of Defense. “From all of us who serve and who have served today, thank you.”

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, served in the Royal Navy during World War II and once had a promising military career. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1939 and was mentioned during the war for his service aboard the battleship HMS Valiant at Cape Matapan on the Greek Peloponnese. He rose to the rank of commander before retiring from active duty.

Two years after the war ended, Philip married the future Queen at Westminster Abbey when she was 21 and he was 26. His sea career ended abruptly when King George VI died in 1952 and Elizabeth became Queen.

Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

LONDON —  The House of Windsor lost its patriarch.

Prince Philip, the Greece-born royal who as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving consort to a British sovereign, died Friday. He was 99.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the royal family announced. “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”   

Flags were lowered to half-staff.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s death came 12 days before Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday on April 21, two months before what would have been his 100th birthday on June 10 and on the 16th anniversary of the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla. Under a long-standing plan known as “Operation Forth Bridge,” his death ushers in a period of national mourning.

The royal family webpage was replaced with a tribute page in black in memory of the prince, who was married to Elizabeth for nearly 74 years.

“The official website of the Royal Family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made,” the royal.uk site said.

The House of Commons tweeted that it will sit at 2:30 p.m. on Monday to pay tribute to the duke.

Philip had insisted that he did not want the “fuss” of a state funeral at Westminster Hall, according to The Times of London. The Royal College of Arms announced that Philip’s body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George’s Chapel, in line with custom and his wishes. It said there will be no state funeral and no lying in state. It also said the date of the funeral will be announced.

“The funeral arrangements have been revised in view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral,” it added in a statement.

Buckingham Palace added: “Those wishing to express their condolences are asked to do so in the safest way possible, and not to gather at Royal Residences.” The family also asked the public to make donations to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. 

In this image made available Nov. 18, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip revisit Broadlands to mark their diamond wedding anniversary on Nov. 20.

Tim Graham | Getty Images

 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 preexisting heart condition, Buckingham Palace said. He was released a month later after undergoing a heart procedure.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement that “it was with great sadness” he had been informed of Philip’s death, reflecting on the duke’s “extraordinary life and work” and offering his condolences to the queen.

“Like the expert carriage driver that he was he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life,” Johnson said. “We mourn today with Her Majesty The Queen, we offer our condolences to her and to all her family, and we give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

Tributes also came pouring in from world leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom,” Biden said in a statement. “Jill and I are keeping the Queen and to Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.”

Putin wished the queen “courage and spiritual fortitude in the face of a heavy and irreparable loss.” 

The duke, who popularized the sobriquet “The Firm” for Windsor family business, ended his official duties in the fall of 2017. Months earlier, in June, he was hospitalized for an infection and missed the Queen’s Speech opening the newly elected Parliament that month.

Two days after missing Easter 2018 services at St. George’s Chapel, he was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital for previously scheduled hip replacement surgery, the palace said. That 10-day hospitalization came weeks before the birth of Prince William and Kate‘s third child, Prince Louis Arthur, and the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s.

In January 2019, Philip was uninjured after he was involved in a collision while driving a Land Rover — at age 97 — near the queen’s Sandringham estate. The vehicle overturned, according to witnesses, and two women were treated for injuries. Weeks later, he decided to turn in his driver’s license.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Philip and Elizabeth had been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London.

The Duke of Edinburgh supported his wife throughout an unprecedented time of social, economic, technological, political change and family crises.

Fourteen prime ministers held office while Philip was British consort — companion to the sovereign — from Winston Churchill in 1952 through Johnson.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave from the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the queen’s coronation celebrations June 2, 1953.

Keystone | Getty Images

Both the duke and the queen, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, witnessed the transformation of a once-global British Empire into a Commonwealth of 52 independent member states, a free association headed by the queen.

Philip’s public statements had been few and far between in recent years and, even rarer were his direct dealings with the media. Previously, the duke was renowned for speaking his mind at public engagements, many times with cringe-worthy remarks that bent the bounds of humor.

During the 1981 recession, for example, he said: “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.”

“Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?” Philip asked a wealthy resident of the Cayman Islands in 1994.

“You’re too fat to be an astronaut,” he told a 13-year-old boy in 2001.

When meeting in 2012 with a mayor who used a mobility scooter, Philip asked him: “Have you run over anybody?”

Early life

Philip was born June 10, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu as the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Andrew, whose father, King George I of Greece, was assassinated in 1913, was a commander in the Greek army during the 1919-1922 war with Turkey. With Greece’s defeat, Andrew and the family were exiled in 1922, settling in France.

Philip’s maternal grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, renounced his German titles, adopted the surname Mountbatten, an Anglicized version of the German Battenberg, and became a British citizen.

Royal Family with Lord Mountbatten circa 1940.

Hulton Deutsch | Corbis Historical | Getty Images

At age 7 in 1928, Philip was sent to school in England. He lived with his maternal grandmother, Victoria Mountbatten, and his uncle George Mountbatten.

Philip’s four sisters married German aristocrats, and three of them — Sophie, Cecilie and Margarita — joined the Nazi party. To be sure, one of his brothers-in-law was among those implicated in the 1944 plot to kill Adolf Hitler.

In an interview with historian Jonathan Petropoulos published in his 2006 book “Royals and the Reich,” Philip stressed that he was never “conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views,” but he acknowledged there were “inhibitions about the Jews” and “jealousy of their success.”

Lt. Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31, 1947.

Keystone | Hulton Archive | Getty Images

As a teenager, Philip joined the Royal Navy and went on to serve in World War II, including participating in the battles of Cape Matapan and Crete and the invasion of Sicily. He was in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, and would later receive the Greek War Cross of Valor for his services in the Navy.

Royal matrimony

In 1947, the 26-year-old Philip married his third cousin, Princess Elizabeth, 21, and in doing so, renounced his Greek title to become a naturalized British subject. He was later made Duke of Edinburgh by Elizabeth’s father, King George VI.

The royal matrimony at that time was not without controversy since Philip was not a native son. The Queen Mother reportedly referred to him as “the Hun.” Nevertheless, the couple married in Westminster Abbey and received more than 2,500 wedding gifts from around the world. One year later, son and heir to the throne Charles was born, followed by Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, waving to a crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London shortly after their wedding at Westminster Abbey.

Keystone | Hulton Royals Collection | Getty Images

Philip’s naval career, which had seen the newly married couple stationed in Malta for a short period, subsequently ended when George VI died Feb. 6, 1952, and Princess Elizabeth became queen.

The duke assumed his new role as consort, accompanying Her Majesty around the world on domestic trips, state visits and Commonwealth tours.

Elizabeth was formally crowned queen in 1953 in the first live television coronation to be broadcast globally. Shortly thereafter, Philip and Elizabeth embarked upon a seven-month international tour, visiting 13 countries and logging over 40,000 miles.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip returning to Government House after attending a youth rally in Auckland, New Zealand, during the coronation world tour, Dec. 24, 1953.

Central Press | Hulton Royals Collection | Getty Images

‘Nobody’s ever forgotten meeting him’

Alongside his royal commitments, the duke became a qualified pilot and regularly played polo until his 50th birthday. Philip achieved many flying qualifications that would see him receive his Royal Air Force wings in 1953, helicopter wings two years later and private pilot’s license in 1959.

Prince Philip, in flying overalls, being presented with his army wings by Brigadier Colin Kennedy, commandant of the Army Air Corps Centre, during the duke’s visit.

PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images

In an official capacity, Philip traveled to more than 140 countries.

“The great thing about my father is that nobody’s ever forgotten meeting him, so they’ve all got their stories,” Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, said during an engagement at Windsor Castle in May 2017.

“Wherever he’s been, wherever in the world — people remember him. You can’t really get a better accolade than that,” he added.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s reign also had to endure times of crises, including the British monarch being shot at with blanks in 1981. Two years earlier, the queen’s art advisor, Anthony Blunt, was revealed to be a Communist spy, and Philip’s uncle, Louis “Dickie” Lord Mountbatten, was killed by an Irish Republican Army bomb.

In 1992, the marriages of three of their children collapsed. Andrew and Anne divorced from their spouses and Charles and Diana began a separation that ended in divorce four years later. Also in 1992, fire gutted Windsor Castle, one of the couple’s official residences. The queen described this 12-month period as an “annus horribilis.”

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour. In front are Prince Harry and Prince William.

Tim Graham | Getty Images

During Charles and Diana’s troubles, Philip reportedly counseled the couple to reconcile, but to no avail. A year after the 1996 divorce, Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were killed in a Paris car crash as photographers were chasing their limousine. Before the funeral, Philip successfully encouraged his 15-year-old grandson, William, to walk behind Diana’s casket. Sixty years earlier, the then-16-year-old Philip marched behind the casket of his sister Cecilie after she was killed in a plane crash.

“If you don’t walk, I think you’ll regret it later,” Philip told William, according to British media accounts. “If I walk, will you walk with me?”

Fayed’s father claimed that Philip had ordered the couple executed, but in 2008, a London coroner rejected Mohamed al Fayed’s conspiracy allegations, ruling there was no such evidence. The jury eventually decided that the crash resulted from grossly negligent driving by the couple’s chauffeur and the pursuit of their limousine by paparazzi.

‘I … owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim’

Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip as she delivers her speech during opening ceremony of Parliament in the House of Lords at Westminster on June 4, 2014, in London.

Getty Images

In the decades following his marriage to the queen, the Duke of Edinburgh had taken up more than 22,000 solo engagements, 637 overseas visits, delivered an estimated 5,493 speeches and worked as a patron to almost 800 organizations, according to the royal website.

One of his most successful associations has arguably been the creation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a youth self-improvement program that has been running for 65 years.

In May 2017, the palace announced that the then-95-year-old prince would permanently discontinue his royal duties as of the fall. Philip and his wife had gradually passed on some of their respective workload in recent years. Their son and heir, Prince Charles, as well as grandsons, Princes William and Harry and other family members assumed more collective responsibility until Andrew was effectively stripped of his royal duties in 2019 because of his association with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Harry stepped back as a senior royal in 2020.

The queen said in tribute to her husband on their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, 1997, “Quite simply, (he has) been my strength and stay all these years, and I and his whole family, in this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know.”

The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November 2017. During their private celebration at Windsor Castle, Elizabeth presented him with the Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for “services to the sovereign.”

(L-R) George Gilman, Lady Rose Gilman (formerly Lady Rose Windsor), Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward, Prince Philip, Charles Armstrong Jones, Adm. Tim Laurence, Camilla and Prince Charles watch the traditional fly-past on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Queens Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards on June 13, 2009, in London, England.

Max Mumby | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images

Survivors include his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and their children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. The queen and Philip also had eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, including Augustus Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who was born Feb. 9, 2021, to Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and is is named in part to honor the Duke of Edinburgh.

“This is obviously a very sad day for Her Majesty, the Royal Family and the whole country,” Sir Lindsay Hoyle, speaker of the House of Commons, said in a statement. “The Duke of Edinburgh has given his unwavering support to The Queen, both as a husband and as a consort. Described by Her Majesty as ‘my constant strength’, he served this country too, first with distinction during the Second World War and selflessly throughout eight decades during peacetime. …

“He will be remembered for his loyal devotion to service and his leadership of hundreds of ideals and causes close to his heart. Most notably, of course, is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which helps millions of young people around the world to achieve their full potential as team members and future leaders in their chosen fields.”

Britain’s Prince Philip, in his role as captain general of the Royal Marines, attends a parade to mark the finale of the 1664-mile Global Challenge run, on the Buckingham Palace forecourt, in central London Aug. 2, 2017. The 100-day trek recognizes the year the Royal Marines were founded.

Yui Mok | Reuters

— CNBC’s Marty Steinberg is based in New Jersey.

Britain’s Prince Philip returns residence after therapy | Leisure




Britain’s Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII Hospital in a car in London on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after heart surgery.




A woman drives past a police car parked outside the King Edward VII Hospital where Britain’s Prince Philip will be treated in London on Monday March 15, 2021, London. Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband remains in hospital after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

A police officer stands in front of the entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital where Britain’s Prince Philip is being treated in London on Monday March 15, 2021 in London. Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband remains in hospital after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

A woman drives past a police car parked outside the King Edward VII Hospital where Britain’s Prince Philip will be treated in London on Monday March 15, 2021, London. Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband remains in hospital after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

Britain’s Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII Hospital in a car in London on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

On Sunday March 14, 2021, police officers will be guarded in London at the side entrance of King Edward VII Hospital, where Britain’s Prince Philip is guarded as a police car. Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband remains hospitalized after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

A doorman and a police officer guard the main entrance of King Edward VII Hospital, where Britain’s Prince Philip will be guarded as a police car in London on Sunday 14 March 2021. Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband remains in hospital after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

Britain’s Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII Hospital in a car in London on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

Hospital staff put a screen next to a car in the back of King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, where Prince Philip stayed for further treatment following his heart surgery at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was hospitalized after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

Britain’s Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII’s hospital on Tuesday March 16, 2021, in a car in London. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after heart surgery.




The British Prince Philip returns home after treatment

Britain’s Prince Philip, center, leaves King Edward VII’s hospital in a car in London on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized after heart surgery.

From DANICA KIRKA Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Prince Philip returned to Windsor Castle on Tuesday after a month of hospital treatment for infection and heart surgery.

Philip, 99, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to King Edward VII’s private hospital in London on February 16, where he was being treated for an infection.

He was later transferred to a specialized cardiac ward at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital before returning to King Edward VII.

Photographers standing in front of the door of the private hospital recorded his departure in a black car. Buckingham Palace later issued a statement confirming Philip’s release.

“His Royal Highness thanks all the medical staff who have looked after him at both King Edward VII’s Hospital and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, as well as everyone who sent their good wishes,” the palace said in a statement.

Philip’s illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19. Both Philip and Elizabeth received coronavirus vaccines in January and decided to publicize the matter to encourage others to take the vaccine as well.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired in 2017 and rarely makes public appearances. Before going to hospital, he had isolated with the Queen at Windsor Castle, west of London.

Prince Philip requested Prince Charles hospital go to to debate future | Leisure

Prince Philip asked Prince Charles to visit him to discuss the future of the royal family, according to an insider.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been in King Edward VII’s hospital in London for over a week when he recovered from an infection and was visited by his son, the Prince of Wales, last weekend.

According to Queen Elizabeth’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, the 99-year-old king asked his son to pay a visit to discuss the family’s future.

In an interview on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Dickie said, “I think it was at the request of the Duke that the Prince of Wales visited.

“To lay the ground. Look, the man is 99, he has an infection.

“I suppose he’s going to come out, he’s going to go out and go back to Windsor.

“But at some point he will die and he just said to Charles, ‘One day you will be the leading man in the family.'”

It was confirmed last week that Prince Philip would stay in the hospital for “several days” while he continued to recover.

A Buckingham Palace statement said: “The Duke of Edinburgh is staying in King Edward VII’s hospital receiving medical attention for an infection. He is comfortable and responding to treatment, but is not expected to he’s leaving the hospital for several days. “

His son Prince Edward announced that the Duke of Edinburgh is “looking forward” to getting out of the hospital soon but is “a little” frustrated with staying.

The Earl of Wessex said, “As far as I know I spoke to them the other day, so he’s a lot better, thank you, and he’s looking forward to coming out on which is the most positive … Just a little [frustrated]. I think that concerns us all, and then you can only look at the clock that often and the walls are only that interesting. We have had some brilliant and lovely messages from all kinds of people and we really appreciate that, and so has he, I passed it on. It’s awesome, thank you. “

Palace: Prince Philip has an infection, will keep in hospital | Arts & Leisure

LONDON (AP) – Prince Philip is “comfortable” in a London hospital where he is being treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

The palace said Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is “comfortable and responsive to treatment but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days.”

He was admitted to King Edward VII’s private hospital a week ago after feeling sick. The disease was not linked to the coronavirus and was labeled a precautionary measure by royal officials.

Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, told Sky News that his father was “much better”.

Edward said, “He’s looking forward to coming out, which is the most positive, so we keep our fingers crossed.”

Other members of the royal family continued their official duties during Philip’s hospitalization.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public service in 2017 and rarely appears in public. During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he and the Queen lived at Windsor Castle, west of London.

Both Philip and Elizabeth, 94, received COVID-19 vaccinations in January.

The Queen held her first in-person event of the year Thursday when she knighted a royal aide during a private, socially distant ceremony in Windsor.

Philip, whose 100th birthday is in June, married Elizabeth in London’s Westminster Abbey in 1947, five years before she became Queen. He is the longest serving royal consort in British history.

He was most recently hospitalized in December 2019 when he was treated for a “pre-existing condition” and was discharged after four nights.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

UK queen’s husband, Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital | Leisure




FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday July 22nd 2020, Britain’s Prince Philip arrives for a ceremony in which the Colonel of Rifles is being transferred by himself to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Windsor Castle, England. According to Buckingham Palace, 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. The palace says Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on the evening of February 16, 2021.




FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday July 22nd 2020, Britain’s Prince Philip arrives for a ceremony in which the Colonel of Rifles is being transferred by himself to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Windsor Castle, England. According to Buckingham Palace, 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. The palace says Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on the evening of February 16, 2021.




The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, 99, was hospitalized

FILE – This Thursday 3rd November 2016, Britain’s Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II bid farewell to Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia de Santos after their state visit to Buckingham Palace in London. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Buckingham Palace officials said in a statement that the 94-year-old monarch and 99-year-old Prince Philip received their thrusts on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and around 1.5 million people in the UK joined the The first dose was given a vaccine against the coronavirus.

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The palace said Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening.

It called the recording “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s doctor. The palace said it is expected to stay “watch and rest” for a few days.

His illness is not linked to COVID-19. The Queen and Philip were vaccinated against the coronavirus in early January.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public service in 2017 and rarely appears in public.

During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he was with the Queen at Windsor Castle, west of London.

Philip married then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Philip, a former naval officer and avid polo player, was healthy well into old age but had a number of health problems in recent years.

In 2011, he was rushed to hospital by helicopter for chest pain and treated for a blocked coronary artery. He spent two nights at King Edward VII Hospital in 2017 and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip replacement.

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Group, dies at 89 | Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) – Philip J. Smith, who rose from treasurer at the Imperial Theater on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of theater giant Shubert Organization, has died of COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89 years old.

In a career of 63 years, Smith worked in all departments of the Shubert organization and in 1964 was appointed general manager of all Shubert theaters. The Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theaters and six off-Broadway venues.

Smith “influenced every aspect of professional theater and earned the respect and admiration of everyone from the bouncers to the greatest actors and creative talents of our time,” said Robert E. Wankel, chairman and CEO of the Shubert Organization, in a statement.

Smith assumed the role of president and was named chairman and co-CEO alongside Robert E. Wankel in 2008. Smith retired in June 2020 and also stepped down as chairman of the Shubert Foundation, the company’s nonprofit.

In 2011 Smith received a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement for his contributions to the theater industry. “We may live in smartphones and iPads, but nothing will ever replace the magic of Broadway. I’m so proud to be part of it, ”he said at the time.

Smith was promoted to Shubert vice president in 1969, a position he held for 15 years. One of his most important innovations was the introduction of credit cards as a method of buying show tickets. He was also instrumental in setting up the TKTS discount card stand in Times Square. He helped decide what Broadway-goers would see, sometimes producing and often investing in shows, negotiating employment contracts, and maintaining the aging theaters.