Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh dies, confirms Royal family

April 09, 2021 | Updated 6:07 pm

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh dies, confirms Royal family Late Prince Philip (Credit: Royal family official website)

New Delhi: Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has died. In a statement released online, the Royal family said that he passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The statement says, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 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.”

He was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and had become the longest-serving consort in British history.

He was admitted to the hospital on February 16, 2021, after he was diagnosed with an infection and a heart-related problem. Later he was discharged after a month.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay his condolences. He said his thoughts are with British people and the Royal Family on the passing away of Prince Philip.

The BBC played the national anthem announcing the news with a picture of late Prince Philip in military uniform. He died just a couple of weeks ahead of his 100th birthday in June. The couple had been staying in isolation for a couple of months as their advanced stage made them highly at risk due to COVID-19.