Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 99, the Buckingham Palace has announced.
Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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.”
His death comes 12 days before Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday on April 21.
The Buckingham Palace also indicated that Prince Philip was hospitalized earlier this year in February after feeling unwell where he was treated for an infection and a preexisting heart condition. He was subsequently released a month after undergoing a heart procedure.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement that “it was with great sadness” he had been informed of Philip’s death, reflecting on the duke’s “extraordinary life and work” and offering his condolences to the queen.