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Prince Philip has died aged 99

A statement has been issued which reads :

“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 traditional announcement of a royal death has been posted on the railings at Buckingham Palace, but it will not be left up due to the concern of crowds gathering and the COVID restrictions in place.

The official website of the Royal Family ( ) is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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