Prince Philip has died aged 99

PRINCE Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99.

This was announced by Buckingham Palace on Twitter.

Buckingham Palace said: “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.”

Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.

Speaking at Downing Street, the Prime Minister added: “He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”

The Duke of Edinburgh is believed to have suffered a pre-existing heart condition which he underwent for prodecure at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.

He is survived by the Queen, four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


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