Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died at age 99. The longest-serving consort of any British monarch had spent 65 years supporting the Queen before he retired from his public role in 2017.
This was confirmed as flags on landmark buildings in Britain were being lowered to half-mast as a period of mourning was announced.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who worth about £30 million, helped set a new course for the monarchy under a young queen, championing Britain itself, as well as environmental causes, science and technology.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed the nation’s condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband Prince Philip, acclaiming his “extraordinary life and work”.
Johnson said the Duke of Edinburgh “earned the affection of generations” at home, in the Commonwealth and across the world after serving in the Royal Navy and then over decades as Britain’s longest-serving royal consort.
He said, “We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”