Britain’s Prince Philip died on Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced.
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.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.
His death came just months before his 100th birthday in June. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. He was admitted to hospital on February 16, 2021, and went home after a month during which he was treated for a pre-existing heart condition and an infection.
Philip and the queen received their first vaccinations against the virus in January.