Prince Philip dies at age 99: What you need to know
On Friday morning, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99. Here is everything you need to know:
According to the statement released by the palace, Prince Philip passed in his sleep peacefully at Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip had spent a month in hospital following being unwell for a few days and was released on March 16th.
Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had their second doses of the Covid vaccine in January.
He was the longest-serving British consort to the sovereign, supporting his wife Queen Elizabeth’s reign for more than 7 decades.
The flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and the Queen has entered the official 8 day morning period, where she will not attend any public events. The details of the funeral are yet to be finalized given the pandemic.
Prince Philip would have celebrated his 100th birthday on June 10.
Prince Harry, who is living with his wife Meghan Markle in the US is expected to travel to Britain for the funeral.
The Palace released the following statement, “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.”