Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip has passed away. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99-years-old.
The news was announced by the palace with a statement on behalf of the British monarch.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
It was also stated that other announcements surrounding his funeral would be made “in due course”.
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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” the statement finished.
Following his death, the official website of the British Royal Family has been made “temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made”.
Prince Philip, who was born in Greece in 1921, was due to turn 100 in June.
He wed the Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – on 10 July 1947. The pair celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last year.
Just four years after they wed, Princess Elizabeth became Queen after her father King George VI passed away aged 56.
The couple had four children together – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
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Images: The Royal Family Twitter page