Prince Philip has died aged 99

Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has sadly passed away aged 99.

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

A statement from Buckingham Palace 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.”

The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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