Prince Philip (June 10, 1921 -- April 9, 2021) was born Philip Mountbatten on Kira Island in the Ionian Islands of Greece. He is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. He is the Prince of Greece and the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years, making him the longest-reigning monarch spouse in British history.
On April 9, 2021, Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99. Flags at Buckingham Palace were flown at half-staff. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on April 17 at Windsor Castle, the royal family said in a statement on April 10
Prince Philip is often portrayed as a hard-nosed conservative. The Duke: Sketches of Prince Philip, an 18-month ITV documentary, aims to help people understand the Duke better by revealing many of the lesser-known stories of his life.
Prince Philip's father, Prince Andreas of Greece, was taken into custody by the Greek Revolutionary Government, along with five government ministers and the army commander, as scapegoats for Greece's defeat in the Greek-Turkish War. They were imprisoned in an Athens prison awaiting execution by firing squad (six others were killed before him).
In December 1922, a British naval corvette to Athens to hold negotiations, the end of the Greek revolutionary leader Panglos deterred by the threat of British force, was forced to agree to the release of Prince Andreas and his family. The British captain brought one-year-old Philip, his parents and four sisters from Greece in a wooden box of oranges and sent them to France.
Elizabeth and Philip were married in November 1947, eight years after they first met. According to biographer Brandreth, Philip was "very stubborn and cautious" about marriage. Although Philip corresponded with Elizabeth while serving in the army during World War II, it was only in the second year after the war that he began to think seriously about his life.
In order to marry his love, Philip renounced his right to the Greek throne in accordance with the English Act of Succession and went through the process of naturalization, a procedure which a later review of the royal records revealed was not necessary because the Act of Succession made by Parliament in 1701, As a descendant of Sophia, the widow of Elector of Hanover (the mother of George I, the father of Hanover), she automatically has British citizenship and royal status from the moment of her birth.
In the winter of 1947, Britain was under a cloud: the winter of coal shortages, rationing, the loss of India and Burma, the development of the cold war, all of which had a gloomy air.
Fortunately, the wedding of Philip to Queen Elizabeth II (who was still a princess, but not yet on the throne) brought a certain amount of jubilation to the sulky British. The couple were showered with gifts, including hundreds of pairs of nylon stockings and dozens of turkeys sent by American women
In 1953 he was awarded the rank of Field Marshal, Field Marshal and Air Marshal of the Royal Navy. Obtained the title of Prince in 1957; In1986, he accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to China.
At 10am on May 4, 2017, the Royal Family announced that Prince Philip will retire from public service in the autumn of 2017; Prince Philip officially retired on August 2.
In February 2021, Prince Philip, who was about to celebrate his 100th birthday, was taken ill and admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London.  Although the palace said the treatment was a "precautionary measure" and that Prince Philip had not contracted Coronella, his health is a concern given his advanced age of nearly 100 years.
As the longest-serving spouse to a monarch in British history, Prince Philip's life and marriage to Queen Elizabeth are legendary.
"It is with deep sadness that The Queen announces the death of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle," a Buckingham Palace statement said on 9 April 2021, according to foreign media. Flags at Buckingham Palace have flown at half-mast as the Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99.
On April 9, 2021, Prince Philip spent his final days with the Queen at Windsor Castle, according to Sky News
On April 9, 2021, Sky News reported that the Prince would receive a ceremonial royal funeral, rather than a state funeral, in accordance with his wishes.  Prince Philip's funeral will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, according to Sky News.
Prince Philip's funeral will take place on April 17 at Windsor Castle and will not be in public, the Royal Household said in a statement released on April 10, 2021.
The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. British time in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The country will observe a minute's silence before the funeral, in which Philip's body will be transported in a Land Rover of his own design. Separately, Buckingham Palace has said Prince Harry will attend the funeral, while pregnant Meghan, on medical advice, will not attend.
The funeral of the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, took place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle at 15:00 on April 17, 2021. As a result of the outbreak, only 30 people attended the funeral, including Prince Harry. After the funeral she will be buried in the Royal Burial Room at Windsor Castle.
Speaking at 10 Downing Street on 9 April 2021, Johnson said: "We mourn with the Queen today a man who has won the love of generations.
Mr Johnson added that Prince Philip had shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people. 'We remember Philip's unwavering support for the Queen,' he said. 'As a nation, we are grateful for the life of Prince Philip,' Mr. Johnson added.
On April 9, 2021, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement through a spokesman to express his condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip. Guterres was saddened by the death of Prince Philip and expressed his condolences to the Queen and the British people, the statement said.
Guterres was saddened by the death of Prince Philip and expressed his condolences to the Queen and the British people, the statement said. 'As conkind to the Royal Family, Prince Philip has strongly supported the Queen in her role as head of state for more than 60 years,' the statement said.
Prince Philip is known for his philanthropic work and is patron of more than 800 organisations, particularly those dedicated to the environment, industry, sport and education. In his statement, Guterres praised Prince Philip for his active work to improve the well-being of mankind.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message of condolence to Queen Elizabeth II, saying that Prince Philip was involved in many important events in recent British history and deserved the respect of the British people and the prestige of the world. May Her Majesty face her grief and irreparable loss with courage and strength, and ask her to convey her sincere sympathy to all members of the Royal Family.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and other international dignitaries have offered their condolences and sympathy to Prince Philip on his death.
"For nearly 80 years, Prince Philip has served his royal honour, his country and the Commonwealth," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Prince Philip's life of service in a tweet, noting that "he has distinguished himself in the armed forces and spearheaded many community service initiatives. May his soul rest in peace."