It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Prince Philip's passing at the age of 99.

The British royal family announced today, April 9, 2021, that Queen Elizabeth's husband died "peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

They shared the news in a statement, which was posted on the royal website and on Twitter. On social media, the royal family shared a photograph of Prince Philip alongside the caption, "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."

The statement continued, "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

While no other information has been released at this time, Buckingham Palace made it clear that more announcements would be forthcoming, likely regarding funeral arrangements.

The message on their website concluded, "The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss." The website's typical contents were also entirely removed temporarily so that they could make appropriate changes.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were married for 73 years. He is survived by his wife, the queen, as well as their children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Our hearts go out to the royal family as the world indeed mourns this great loss.

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