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Great Britain's Prince Philip dies aged 99

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, the UK Royal Family said

MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Husband of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99, the UK Royal Family announced on its website Friday.

"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," the website says. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

On March 16, the Duke of Edinburgh was released from hospital, where he spent one month. He was hospitalized on February on medics’ advice after feeling unwell. Later, the Royal Family confirmed that he was diagnosed with coronavirus infection. On March 1, he was transferred to the St. Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London, which also treats the Royal Family members, including Queen Elizabeth II. On March 3, the Duke underwent a cardiologic surgery. Later, he was transferred to the King Edward VII’s Hospital for rest and recovery. Overall, he spent 28 nights in both hospitals. The Prince never required such prolonged hospitalization before.

In 2011, the Duke was urgently hospitalized over chest pains. He underwent a minor cardiologic surgery that year, spending 17 nights on a hospital bed.