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Irish Leader Addresses Assassination of Prince Philip's Uncle

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald is sorry about 1979 assassination

(Newser) - Prince Philip's uncle was assassinated by members of the Irish Republican Army in 1979, and in the wake of the prince's death, the current leader of Sinn Fein, once the political wing of the IRA, has apologized. "Of course, I am sorry that happened; of course, that...

Harry, William Follow Coffin, Though Not Side by Side

Prince Philip is laid to rest

(Newser) - Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral that honored his lifetime of service to the UK, the crown, and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, per the AP . The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony,...

Prince Philip Designed His Own Hearse

He will be taken to funeral in modified Land Rover

(Newser) - Prince Philip was a big fan of Land Rovers—and he will be taken to his funeral in one that he helped design. Buckingham Palace says the 99-year-old worked with Land Rover beginning in 2003 on the modified vehicle, which has an open top rear section designed to his specifications,...

Queen Eliminates Harry's Funeral Wardrobe Stress

Her decision means he won't risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform

(Newser) - Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip's Saturday funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means Prince Harry won't risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform during Saturday’s funeral...

Queen Steers Back to Royal Duties During Mourning Period

Elizabeth gets back to work before funeral for her late husband on Saturday

(Newser) - As the British royal family prepares for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, the queen is getting back to work. According to the Court Circular , which details the royals' daily events and engagements, Queen Elizabeth hosted a retirement ceremony for Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel, her household's top official,...

In One Part of the World, Prince Philip Was Nearly a God

2 Vanuatu tribes are mourning the Duke of Edinburgh

(Newser) - Plenty of people in Britain are mourning the death of Prince Philip, but their sorrow may be trumped by that of some people across the globe. On the Vanuatuan island of Tanna, the tribespeople in two villages have considered the Duke of Edinburgh a "god-like spiritual figure" for decades,...

Harry, but Not Meghan, Will Attend Funeral

Service for Prince Philip at Windsor Castle will be limited to 30 guests

(Newser) - Prince Harry will travel to the UK for his grandfather's funeral, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. His wife, Meghan Markle, who's pregnant with their second child, won't be with him, People reports. "The Duchess of Sussex has been advised by her physician not to travel," a...

BBC Gets Slew of Complaints Over Prince Philip Coverage

Some viewers saw it as excessive

(Newser) - The UK's national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip’s death was announced Friday. The BBC canceled its regular programming and aired special coverage hosted by black-clad news anchors throughout the day. Popular prime-time shows such as the cooking contest MasterChef were supplanted. Some Britons saw...

Harry, Meghan Post Own Tribute to Philip

Harry expected to return to UK for funeral, but it's less clear if Markle will join him

(Newser) - The death of Prince Philip raises an awkward royal question: Will grandson Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle—not exactly in tight with the family these days —return to the UK for the funeral? Both People and the New York Post , citing sources, say Harry is expected to make...

We 'Owe Him a Debt Greater Than ... We Shall Ever Know'

A look at the long life of Prince Philip

(Newser) - Mourners have appeared outside London's Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history. But his spouse, Queen Elizabeth II, won't be able to see them, at least not in the physical, as she's staying at Windsor Castle, where Philip died early...

With 'Deep Sorrow,' Queen Announces Prince Philip's Death

He was the longest-serving consort in British history

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99. "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the palace said. "...

Prince Philip Heads Home After 4-Week Hospital Stay

Queen's 99-year-old husband had a heart procedure and was treated for an infection

(Newser) - Prince Philip left a London hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a heart procedure, reports the AP . Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized since being admitted to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Feb. 16, where...

Palace: Prince Philip's Heart Procedure Was a Success

99-year-old will remain hospitalized 'for a number of days'

(Newser) - Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace says the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital," the AP reports. “...

Prince Philip's Hospital Move Generates 2 Points of Concern

99-year-old is transferred to St. Bartholomew's Hospital

(Newser) - Prince Philip is no longer at King Edward VII's Hospital, but he's not back at Windsor Castle either. The 99-year-old was on Monday moved to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, apparently by ambulance, after 13 nights spent at the aforementioned private hospital. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is being...

Palace: Prince Philip Has an Infection

Queen's husband is 'looking forward to getting out' of the hospital

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip, who was admitted to a London hospital a week ago, is "comfortable and responding to treatment" for an infection, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. Doctors expect him to stay in King Edward VII's Hospital for several days, the palace said Tuesday. Son...

Prince Philip, 99, Taken to the Hospital

It apparently has nothing to do with COVID

(Newser) - The 99-year-old Prince Philip was taken to a private London hospital Tuesday night after feeling ill, Buckingham Palace announced in a Wednesday press release. It provided scant details, saying the "admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness's Doctor, after feeling unwell. The Duke...

'Iron Duke' Marks 99th Birthday in Castle Lockdown

Prince Philip will spend his special day with Queen Elizabeth II having a 'quiet lunch'

(Newser) - He's the longest-serving consort in UK history, and the "Iron Duke" is now a year away from centenarian status. Prince Philip celebrates his 99th birthday Wednesday and plans on spending it with his wife of 72 years, Queen Elizabeth II, having a "quiet lunch" at Windsor Castle,...

Queen Admits It Has Been a 'Bumpy' Year

Setbacks included Prince Andrew's Epstein connection

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a "bumpy" time. The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before...

Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in...

Prince Philip 'Voluntarily' Gives Up His Driver's License

Seems that accident has finally sunk in

(Newser) - Prince Philip will no longer be behind the wheel—at least not legally, the BBC reports. The 97-year-old duke, who was recently involved in a car crash , has "taken the decision to voluntarily" give up his driver's license, says Buckingham Palace. "The duke is reported to have...

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