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Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip dies aged 99

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BUCKINGHAM Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

Prince Philip, who visited the New Forest Show along with the Queen in 2012, had been admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday, February 16 as a "precautionary measure" but fears for his health.

The Duke of Edinburgh at the New Forest Show in 2012 (46001878)
The Duke of Edinburgh at the New Forest Show in 2012 (46001878)

HRH had received his Covid-19 vaccination, along with HM The Queen, in January.

The couple, who had been married 73 years, spent much of the pandemic isolating at Windsor Castle.

The Duke had previously spent four nights in hospital in December before being discharged on Christmas Eve.

In 2017 he retired from public duties and transferred his role of colonel-in-chief of The Rifles in a ceremony in Windsor to the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, last July.

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