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09/04/2021 12:02 BST | Updated 09/04/2021 13:03 BST

Prince Philip Has Died Aged 99

The Duke of Edinburgh was treated for a heart condition in hospital earlier this year.

Prince Philip has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. 

In a statement, the palace said: “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.

“Further announcements will made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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A sign announcing the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99, is placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace.

A framed plaque announcing the Duke of Edinburgh’s death has been placed on the front gates to Buckingham Palace.

Last month, he was discharged from hospital after a month-long stay to treat a heart condition.

Philip – described by Elizabeth II as her “strength and stay” throughout their long marriage – has been absent from the Royals’ public engagements for some time, officially retiring from public duties in August 2017. 

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in June 2018.

Official plans for Philip’s funeral, codenamed Operation Forth Bridge, have yet to be announced.

He is survived by the Queen, as well as their four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren – the youngest of whom, Lucas Philip Tindall, was born last month to Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips.