Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99.

A statement issued by the Buckingham palace on Friday  says the Queen’s expresses deep sorrow following his husband’s death at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for more than her six decades of reign.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people.

Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister said that the duke had “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world”.

Meanwhile, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he “consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service”.

 

BBC

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