Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99.
The Royal Family confirmed the Prince’s passing a short time ago. Philip reportedly died at Windsor Castle this morning local time.
In a Tweet, The Royal Family stated “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.”
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.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
Further announcements are expected to be made “in due course.”
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947, after a prolonged courtship that began in 1939 when Philip was 18 years old, and Elizabeth aged 13.
Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley issued a statement following confirmation of Prince Philip’s passing, stating that it was a “sad and historic day.”
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