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Death of Prince Philip confirmed by Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip at Tynwald Day in 2003

Death of Prince Philip confirmed by Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh has died.

Buckingham Palace has announced Prince Philip passed away this morning. 

He was 99. 

A statement from the palace reads:

"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.

"Further announcements will be made in due course.  

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

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