Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99, the Buckingham Palace announced. The former navy commander spent much of his life as the Queen Elizabeth II’s consort to charity work. He had been hospitalized earlier this year for an existing heart condition but was discharged last month. Philip retired from public duty in 2017 and would have turned 100 in June this year.
The couple, who celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in November, had been living largely in isolation at Windsor Castle because their advanced age put them at heightened risk from Covid-19.