This morning we woke to the news that Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away at Buckingham Palace. He was 99. The Prince married Queen Elizabeth in 1947 and the couple had four children together, the eldest of whom is next in line for the throne, Prince Charles. The retrospectives will be coming with increasing velocity and many of us may have gotten an introduction to the early days of their marriage from the first season of the hit Netflix series The Crown. The BBC’s Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond posted one of the first, and exhaustive, looks back at his life. The full pageantry of a royal funeral will likely be on display next week, albeit one tempered by COVID restrictions.

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