But when her father died in February of 1952... | 22 Words

Today it has been confirmed that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away, and although his cause of death is yet to be released, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already been linked...

This afternoon, the royal family announced the tragic news.

That Prince Philip has died aged ninety-nine.

While his cause of death has not yet been released...

Suggestions that Harry and Meghan contributed to it have started.

Now, the royal family is an important part of British culture.

The Brits are extremely proud that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria's old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.

Queen Elizabeth lived through the world war.

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During WWII, she and her sister, Princess Margaret, were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London. While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, "that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace."

This was when then Princess Elizabeth first became known to the public.

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Here she is with her parents, sister, and the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill. Her good relationship with the public made way for the acceptance of Prince Phillip.

But when her father died in February of 1952...

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Elizabeth, the King's first-born, automatically became the Queen of England. And this will be the case for Prince Charles with the current Queen unfortunately passes.

By June 2nd, 1953, Queen Elizabeth had officially taken on the reigns.

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She was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the meager age of twenty-seven. Charles was present at his mother's crowning; He was aged 4 at the time. Interestingly, Elizabeth's was the first coronation to be shown on television.

She wasn't ruling totally alone though, because Prince Philip was always by her side.

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Elizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one. She'd met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.

However, Philip wasn't an expected fit for the Queen.

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But he quickly became a very important part of her life.

Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, resulting in a somewhat mixed reputation in high society.

But the pair continued to stand the test of time.

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Soon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which admittedly caused some tensions.

There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip's infidelity.

But, despite all of this, the pair wasted no time in starting a family.

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Their first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.

The Queen and Philip had a total of 4 children together...

And there's no denying how they have become one of the most admired and famous couples in the entire world.

But in more recent times...

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Prince Philip was battling some repeated health conditions.

The royal underwent many surgeries in order to regain his health over the years.

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Having previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday, Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery which he recovered from.

And in 2015, he retired from public engagements entirely after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.

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But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved a hip replacement surgery and since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.

Well, things seemed to take a turn for the worst for the ninety-nine-year-old royal.

On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling "unwell."

The Sun reported that the royal would be spending "a few days" there.

But it was also reported that he was in "good spirits" after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

The Duke made a brief recovery...

But since then, things were quick to get worse.

His health deteriorated rapidly...

And today, we have received the news we were all dreading.

Today it has been confirmed that Prince Phillip tragically passed away aged ninety-nine.

He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.

Since the tragic news broke, the royal family have changed their official social media accounts to honor Prince Phillip...

And people have shared their condolences to the family...

Prince Philip's cause of death is yet to be released by the Palace.

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However, that hasn't stopped rumors circulating, with some people already blaming Harry and Meghan.

And one of those is Fox & Friends host, Brian Kilmeade.

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Just minutes after the announcement was made, Kilmeade suggested the couple's public comments had added to Philips's "stress."

He raised the issue of the interview being released while Philip was still in hospital, something that was heavily criticized at the time.

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"There are reports that [Philip] was enraged after the interview and the fallout from the interview with Oprah Winfrey, so here he is trying to recover and he's hit with that," he said.

Details of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral have not yet been announced but are expected to be made public soon...

Our thoughts are with the royal family.