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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
On Friday, Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and he longest-serving consort of any British monarch died. He was 99 years old. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip was the British monarch’s longest-serving consort. He retired from the royal service in 2017 after 69 years of service supporting the Queen.
“Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with great sadness. This morning, His Royal Highness died peacefully at Windsor Castle “According to the statement.
It went on to say, “The Royal Family joins people all over the world in mourning his death. Further announcements will be made as they become available.”
Prince Philip, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “inspired the lives of countless people.”
“He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution undeniably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life,” he said, according to the BBC.