Prince Philip -- he who pledged to become Her Majesty's liege man of life and limb at her 1953 coronation -- died peacefully today at Windsor Castle. Philip and the Queen were married for 73 years and he served as her consort since February 6, 1952. Though he had no constitutional power, Philip founded and/or was involved in several organizations that supported conservation, education, science and much more. It was his irreverent personality, however, that many will remember him by.
One of my favorite moments happened in 2015, when Philip was joined by the Duke of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex, among others, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
As everyone was lining up for an official photo, the Duke of Ediburgh was getting impatient while others were chatting away. So, he took matters into his own hand and told the photograher to "take f***ing picture."
Prince William's face turned beet red after hearing his grandfather snap, but wouldn't you know? Everyone posed for the f***ing picture.
Farewell, Your Royal Highness.