Over the weekend, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, Prince Philip had passed away.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read.

Following the announcement, tributes have flooded in for the Duke of Edinburgh and condolences have been sent to the Queen, including from members of the UAE royal family.

The British palace has also been looking back on Prince Philip’s time as consort to the Queen and shared a moving speech Her Majesty made at the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary in 1997.

In the heartfelt tribute to her husband on their 50th wedding anniversary, she said, “He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”

“The Duke of Edinburgh swore to be Her Majesty’s ‘liege man of life and limb’,” the post stated.

“The Duke was a devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for almost 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death.”

Prince Philip, who was born in Greece in 1921, was due to turn 100 in June.

He wed the Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – on 10 July 1947. The pair celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last year.

Just four years after they wed, Princess Elizabeth became Queen after her father King George VI passed away aged 56.

The couple had four children together – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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