Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.

In Summary

• The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

• Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

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Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace  said that;

"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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.