Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died


Prince Philip – the Duke of Edinburgh – has died, Buckingham Palace has said.

A statement from the 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.”

The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history.

Philip had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after spending nearly a month in hospital – his longest ever stay.

He initially received care for an infection but then underwent a heart procedure for a pre-existing condition.