Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
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.
The Duke had spent several weeks in hospital recently suffering from a cardiac condition.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Further announcements will be made in due course.
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