Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday.
He was a leading figure in the British royal family and was the longest-serving British consort.
A statement posted on the royal family’s website said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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 made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Prince Philip recently had a heart surgery after being treated for an infection in hospital where doctors undertook testing for a pre-existing heart condition. He was discharged from hospital in the middle of March.