Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle at 99 on Friday.
He was in Windsor Castle after being treated for an infection and pre-existing heart condition for 28 nights.
The announcement of his death was also shared by Royal Family’s official Twitter account.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the statement said.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course,” it added.
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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Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband has been ‘strength and guide’ throughout their 73-year marriage and her rock during her 69-year reign.
Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history and the oldest partner of a reigning monarch.
Duke of Edinburgh despite his ill health took part in Queen’s first royal engagement of 2021 last week.
He was a great-grandfather of ten.