Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Queen Elizabeth II has died. He was 99 years old.
His death was announced by Buckingham Palace, the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom, on Friday. In a statement the Royal Family 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. Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
The news arrives nearly a month after Prince Philip spent weeks in the hospital and even underwent surgery for a heart condition. He would have turned 100 on June 10.
More details to follow…………