Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years, has passed away. He was 99 years old.
The Palace announced the sad news in an emotional 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,” a royal communications statement read Friday.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Prince Philip retired from his public duties back in the summer of 2017 and has had several health issues since. Most recently he was hospitalized on Feb. 16 and was subsequently treated for an infection and underwent a procedure for a pre-existing health condition.
Recently, Philip was honoured by his granddaughter Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank who named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, giving his middle name after his great-grandfather.
Prince Philip would have turned 100 this June 10th.
Take a look back on Prince Philip’s life with these photos through the years.