Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has died at age 99.
The royal family in a statement released on Friday, April 9, said, “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.”
The Duke of Edinburgh married the Queen in 1947 and spent 65 years supporting her. In February 2021, Philip, who retired from his public role in 2017, spent a month at King Edward VII’s hospital in central London, undergoing treatment for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition.