Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99.
The death of Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II, was announced via a statement shared early Friday to the official website of the Royal Family.
“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,” the statement from Buckingham Palace said. “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.”
After thousands of royal engagements, Philip announced back in May 2017 that he would be stepping back from his royal duties and public commitments. He is survived by Queen Elizabeth II and their children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward—in addition to eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.