Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has died, it has been announced today. The royal family will join the nation as it goes into a national mourning until the day of the funeral. He died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, according to the statement from Buckingham Palace.
Prince Philip who was born on the Greek island of Corfu on the 10th of June, 1921, had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A statement from 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.”
Married to Queen Elizabeth II for over 70 years, he was the longest-serving consort in British History. The Queen referred to him as her “constant strength and stay”. He recently underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at London hospital, St Bartholomew’s.
The Prime Minister paid his respects stating it is “with great sadness” the news of the death of Prince of Philip was received and paid tribute to the nation and the commonwealth’s affection from him.
“He was the longest serving consort in history, one of the last surviving people in this country to have served in the Second World War where he was mentioned in dispatches for bravery.”
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