BY: Emannuel Willson
Prince Philip Duke of Edinburg has died at aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister said “He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.” Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world,” he said.
Paying tribute to the duke’s role as the longest-serving consort in history, Mr BORRIS Johnson added that he remembered Prince as one of the last surviving people to have fought in World War II. From that conflict, he took an ethic of service that he applied throughout the unprecedented changes of the post-War era.
Like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.