Ruler Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's Husband, Dead at 99

LONDON—Prince Philip, a consistent presence along the edge of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort to a ruler in British history, has passed on. He was 99. 

"The Royal Family get together with individuals all throughout the planet in grieving his misfortune," the family said in an assertion. 

Sovereign Philip had as of late been hospitalized for treatment on a previous heart condition. He was released in March in the wake of remaining in the clinic for a month following an activity. 

Conceived a sovereign of Greece and Denmark on the island of Corfu in 1921, he wedded the sovereign—at that point still Princess Elizabeth—in 1947, when he was 26 and she was 21. They were third cousins, both plunged from Queen Victoria. 

Sovereign Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, spent a lot of his grown-up life strolling a stage or two behind his better half, going with her to state suppers, garden parties and magnanimous occasions. In the background, he was attributed with attempting to push the government to be more open and available to the British public. He was likewise subsidiary for certain 800 associations, including various foundations.