Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. Buckingham Palace has announced according to BBC news.
He has died aged 99.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
Further announcements will made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”, a communication on the Royal Family website reads.
The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant.
He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017. Below is The Duke of Edinburgh’s life of service in video.
The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side.
Below is a video of The Royal Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947
The news of his death has shocked and saddened many across the world.