Prince Philip dies: Queen faces a future without her ‘strength and stay’ | ITV News

After over 70 years with him by her side, Queen Elizabeth must now face a future without Philip, the man she once honoured as her “strength and stay”, the longest serving royal consort in British history. 

Elizabeth II has become the first reigning widow monarch since Queen Victoria, who was so devastated by the death of Prince Albert, she withdrew almost entirely from public life for 40 years and become known as the ‘Widow of Windsor’.

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