Prince Philip: Buckingham Palace statement in full after Duke of Edinburgh dies at 99

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” this morning at Windsor Castle, the Palace said.

The full statement from the Palace, released at 12.01pm, said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history.

The Duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side.

Prince Philip (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images)Prince Philip (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Prince Philip (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.

In March this year, the Prince left hospital after being treated for a month for a pre-existing heart condition.

He and the Queen had four children together, eight grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.

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