The husband of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99.
Prince Philip, who’s been married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the Queen’s rock during her 69-year reign.
He spent his last days at Windsor Castle alongside his wife after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart problem.
Her Majesty the Queen announced her husband’s passage at midday today, April 9.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “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.
“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.”