Prince Phillip

Vanuatu tribe that worships Prince Philip as god to mark death with ritual wailing

The group, based in villages on the island of Tanna in the former Anglo-French colony, revered Philip and believed him to be a reincarnation of an ancient warrior who left the island to fight a war.

"Here in Tanna, we believe that Prince Philip is the son of our god, our ancestral god, who lives up in the mountain," local resident Nako Nikien, also known as "Jimmy Joseph," said in 2015.

Nikien is a member of a local cult called the Prince Philip Movement.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99

Buckingham Palace said: "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.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he "inspired the lives of countless young people".

Speaking at Downing Street, Johnson added: "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."

Prince Philip leaves hospital after a month

Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII's hospital in central London on 16 February after feeling unwell.

He later underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital - St Bartholomew's.

The duke has now returned to Windsor Castle.

In a statement on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said the duke was discharged "following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition".

Prince Philip has infection and is set to stay in hospital 'for several days'

Prince Philip was admitted to London's King Edward VII's Hospital last Tuesday as a precaution after feeling unwell.

The 99-year-old husband of the Queen is "comfortable and responding to treatment", the palace said.

The Earl of Wessex said his father was feeling "a lot better" and appreciated "lovely messages" from the public.

Prince Edward told Sky News: "He's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing, so we keep our fingers crossed."

Prince Philip, 99, in hospital 'as a precaution'

Prince Philip, 99, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, the statement added.

A palace source told the BBC that he travelled by car to the hospital, where he was admitted on his doctor's advice.

The duke had been feeling unwell for a few days, but it was not related to coronavirus, the source added.

It added that he was "in good spirits" in hospital, where is expected to remain for a few days of observation and rest.

The duke walked into the hospital.

The Queen, 94, remains at Windsor.

Jonathan Pryce: Netflix's The Crown casts its final Prince Philip

The Welsh actor was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year for his role in The Two Popes, also for Netflix.

He will now star opposite Imelda Staunton's Queen Elizabeth II in the final two seasons of the royal drama, which is expected to cover the 1990s and early 2000s.

"The positive experience I had making The Two Popes has given me the confidence to tackle the daunting prospect of playing Prince Philip," said Pryce via The Crown's official Twitter page.