Buckingham Palace has announced that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died.
Buckingham Palace has announced “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.”
Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth five years before she became queen in 1947 and was the longest-serving royal consort in history.
His passing comes after a month-long stay in hospital where he received treatment.
During this time he underwent a procedure for a heart condition at the London hospital St Bartholomew’s.
Together, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark who was a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes and his mother, Princess Alice was daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921.
His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes.
His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.