UK PM hails Philip’s ‘extraordinary life’ as tributes pour in

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday led the nation’s condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband Prince Philip, acclaiming his “extraordinary life and work”. Johnson said the Duke of Edinburgh “earned the affection of generations” at home, in the Commonwealth and across the world after serving in the Royal Navy and then over … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dies aged 99

by Jitendra Joshi/Joe Jackson/Callum Paton Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history and a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a profound loss for the 94-year-old monarch, who once described him as her “strength and stay all these … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II says COVID jab ‘didn’t hurt’ as she urges take-up

Queen Elizabeth II said on Thursday that her coronavirus jab “didn’t hurt at all” and urged those wary of receiving the vaccine to “think about other people”. The 94-year-old monarch was vaccinated along with her husband Prince Philip in January, telling health officials leading the rollout in a video call that she now felt “protected”. … Read more