Prince Philip has died peacefully at the age of 99 having dedicated the majority of his life to the Queen and the Royal Family.
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.
“Further announcements will made in due course.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The Duke of Edinburgh was once described by the Queen as her “strength and stay” and has been a constant presence by her side for more than 70 years.
Born in 1921, Philip served in the Royal Navy and has become known over the years for his jokes and gaffes.
After he first met the Queen, Elizabeth “never looked at anyone else” and once Philip proposed his destiny as royal consort was sealed.
(DAILY MIRROR UK)