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The Passing of a Royal

ROYAL COUPLE Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, pose at Windsor Castle in January 2020. STEVE PARSONS—PA IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

On April 9, the United Kingdom’s royal family announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99.

Philip was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He served as a naval officer in World War II. He also devoted nearly 70 years to public service. He worked with many charities and organizations.

Elizabeth and Philip married in 1947. They had four children. Their son, Prince Charles, is next in line to the throne. Prince William and Prince Harry are their grandchildren.

World leaders have offered condolences. On Twitter, President Joe Biden wrote, “Jill and I are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the people of the United Kingdom in our hearts.”