The royal family has announced the sad news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99. The Prince leaves behind his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and four children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – as well as his eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
In a statement issued by the royals via social media, it was confirmed that Prince Philip passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
“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,” reads a Twitter post.
Eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, has not yet addressed the very sad news publicly, however the Clarence House Twitter page has simply retweeted the Royal Family page’s post. There has been no word yet either from other members of the family, for whom the news will no doubt be very raw.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s death comes following a 28-day in hospital for an infection, which included a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.
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