Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip who has died at the age of 99.
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.”
Marrying Queen Elizabeth II five years before she became the queen, the Duke has now been married for over 70 years and is the longest-serving consort in British history.
At the age of 96, after serving more than 20,000 solo public engagements, the Duke retired from his royal duties and occasionally supported the queen for big events.
Adhering to his wishes, it is understood that a royal ceremonial funeral will take place rather than a state funeral.