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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 99

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 99

Posted April 09, 2021
Government , History / Arts / Culture

Media Release: Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has issued a statement announcing the death of Prince Philip.

“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 be made in due course.

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

Photo: https://www.royal.uk/

During the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of current Government advice and social distancing guidelines, modified Funeral and ceremonial arrangements for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are being considered by Her Majesty The Queen. Details will be confirmed in due course. 

In accordance with public health advice, members of the public in England have been asked to continue to follow the current Government guidance, not to gather in crowds, and not to visit Royal residences to pay their respects. 

During this time the Royal Family has asked that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available online.

Union flags have been half-masted at all Royal residences flying the Union flag. The Royal Standard will continue to fly at Windsor Castle where The Queen is in residence.