Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who was recently hospitalised and underwent a successful heart procedure, died on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it said in a statement.
Philip’s health had been slowly deteriorating for some time. He announced he was stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson also addressed the nation following the death of Prince Philip.
British PM Johnson: "We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." pic.twitter.com/XKXxBGvglW
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