Prince Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh has died.
He married Queen Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British history. He retired from public engagements in 2017. The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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 Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
Visit https://t.co/utgjraQQv5 to read the announcement in full.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021