Prince Philip died at age 99 on Friday. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. Since 1952, Philip participated in more than 22,000 public engagements. He was known for his sense of humor and frankness, his passion for the monarchy and his advocacy of wildlife conservation, athletics and science.
His comments frequently upset people. In 2002, he asked a group of Indigenous Australians “Do you still throw spears at each other?” told the President of Nigeria, who was dressed in traditional robes, “You look like you’re ready for bed!” in 2003.