Prince Philip tragically passes away at age 99 in the Royal Castle
A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on April 9.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for more than six decades of reign.
“He inspired the lives of countless young people,” prime minister Boris Johnson said.
As many worldwide mourned the loss of Prince Phillip, who died at the age of 99, he is a monument to the history of the United Kingdom.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” said the Palace. “The Royal Family joined with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
It is understood that the Prince of Wales traveled from his home in Gloucestershire to visit his mother at Windsor Castle on the afternoon of April 9.
“Prince Phillip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world,” Johnson said.
Meanwhile, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, offered insight into the life of the prince.
“Prince Phillip consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service,” Welby said.
In tribute to the duke, Westminster Abbey began tolling its tenor bell once every 60 seconds. It rang out 99 times to honour each year of his life.
The flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and a notice was posted on the gates to mark the duke’s death.
People placed floral tributes outside the palace, while hundreds visited Windsor Castle to pay their respects.