Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully today, April 9, at Windsor Castle according to announcement made by Queen Elizabeth II released by Buckingham Palace. He was 99.

Philip was born June 10, 1921 on the island of Corfu to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip attended school in England and enrolled in the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1939 and an year later he was in the service of the Royal Navy.  In 1947, his engagement to Princess Elizabeth was announced and the pair were married on Nov. 20.

Here are few items for our archives dealing with Prince Philip.


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An article from the July 10, 1947 edition of the Scranton Times dealing with the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Philip. Times-Shamrock Archives

 Further Reading and Viewing – 

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99 – Associated Press 

Prince Philip had died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces – BBC News