Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, passes away

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Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip, passes away

The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away, the Buckingham Palace announced in a statement on Friday.

He was 99 years old — the longest-serving and oldest-ever consort of the United Kingdom’s monarchy.

“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,” the Palace said in a statement.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

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