The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
Last month, he was discharged from hospital after a month-long stay to treat a heart condition.
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. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
Philip – described by Queen 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.
After Buckingham Palace announced his death on social media, tributes began pouring in for the royal…
Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her constant, steadfast support.
— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) April 9, 2021
I went for a private lunch with The Queen at Buckingham Palace quite a few years ago. They were both in their 80s and Prince Philip and she were flirting with each other madly and laughing. Theirs was a love and a marriage of more than 73 years. Deepest condolences Ma'am ❤️ https://t.co/lwNeJ5PMsg
— Carol Vorderman 💙 (@carolvorders) April 9, 2021
Such terribly sad news for Great Britain, the Commonwealth & the World. My deepest condolences to HM Queen Elizabeth II, who has lost her husband, confidant & life partner and to his children, grandchildren & all of the royal family.
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh RIP pic.twitter.com/K5kM6vObAx
— Elaine Paige (@elaine_paige) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Philip, 99.
A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir. pic.twitter.com/ICO7wY9HXz
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Philip.
Thinking of Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time x
— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Phillip , Our thoughts are with the Queen and family !!
— Alison Hammond (@AlisonHammond) April 9, 2021
Very sad to hear that the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has passed away. My thoughts are with HRH & the Royal family. R.I.P
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 9, 2021
— Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdamsOBE) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Philip x
— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) April 9, 2021
❤️ RIP your Highness x https://t.co/aGr4hgFrzr
— Roman Kemp (@romankemp) April 9, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the royal family in this time of grief, and especially to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent a lifetime by her Prince Phillip. https://t.co/6YJhMMOojY
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 9, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and Her Majesty The Queen. May Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh rest in peace 💔 pic.twitter.com/fufiS3CfM4
— Janette Manrara (@JManrara) April 9, 2021
RIP H.R.H Prince Philip. So sad. Thoughts are with the Royal family xx
— Kym Marsh (@msm4rsh) April 9, 2021
Rest In Peace Prince Phillip https://t.co/VWgRR9yDHu
— Adele Roberts (@AdeleRoberts) April 9, 2021
RIP Prince Philip ❤️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DFKgioRlWQ
— Mario Falcone (@Mario_Falcone) April 9, 2021
R.I.P. Prince Philip! You are now in heaven flying high in the sky in peace ❤️
— JEDWARD (@planetjedward) April 9, 2021
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 and Zara Tindall.