Buckingham Palace statement on death of Prince Philip

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth waits to read the Queen’s Speech to lawmakers in the House of Lords, next to Prince Philip, during the State Opening of Parliament in central London May 9, 2012. Photo: Reuters

Below is the statement from the palace:

“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 be made in due course.

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

Source: Reuters