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Prince Phillip Has Passed

Great Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is dead at the age of 99.  The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.  He was born into Greek and Danish royalty, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a baby.  Prince Philip joined Britain’s Royal Navy in 1939 and it was that year he began corresponding with young Princess Elizabeth.  He adopted the family name Mountbatten when he became a naturalized British subject in 1947.  Later that year he would marry Elizabeth, who became Queen of England in 1952.