It’s a Black Friday in the Royal Family, and for the British empire and the whole world in general, as Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip and the longest-serving consort has died at age 99.
The 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 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
Prince Philip was last seen in public on March 16 as he left the private King Edward VII hospital, where he had been recuperating following heart surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, a leading cardiac unit.
According to rep, Price Philippic will be buried in Frogmore Gardens in the grounds of Windsor Castle where the Queen liked to walk her corgis. There will a 30-day period of official Royal Mourning before the Queen returns to public duties.
He met the Queen in 1934 and has been by her side ever since they got married.