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.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. There is a sombre mood across the force today as our thoughts and condolences are with HM The Queen and the Royal Family at this very sad time. https://t.co/wuMov0GzWC pic.twitter.com/QR6jhjptk0
— North Yorkshire Police (@NYorksPolice) April 9, 2021
On behalf of all at Harrogate Borough Council, we offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family after hearing of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Union Flag at the civic centre is being flown at half-mast as a mark of respect. https://t.co/8gzTV9P8kD
— Harrogate Borough Council (@Harrogatebc) April 9, 2021
Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. Our thoughts are with The Queen and the whole Royal Family at this difficult time.
We are immediately suspending our local and national campaigning as a mark of respect.https://t.co/UhpIfxWjxL
— Harrogate & Knaresborough Liberal Democrats (@HKLibDems) April 9, 2021