Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99.

Buckingham Palace released a statement this afternoon to confirm the news that The Duke of Edinburgh had passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.

The statement 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.”

Prince Phillip married Princess in Elizabeth in 1947. The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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