The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip – has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has said.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said:
“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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history.
The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
His Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme continues to inspire young people for more than 60 years in over 140 nations and is one of the country’s best-known charities.
He played an active role in over 780 charitable organisations.
His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip tributes
Plan International UK
Rose Caldwell, CEO of Plan International UK says: ‘We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, who has been a long standing royal patron of Plan International UK.
“Over the years, His Royal Highness has been incredibly supportive of the work we do with young people both here in the UK and across the world. As a global children’s charity striving to give every child the same chance in life, his support has been hugely appreciated.
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.“
ZSL London Zoo
HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh had a lifelong passion for wildlife. He supported ZSL for many years. We are so grateful to HRH Prince Philip and the Royal Family, who remain in our thoughts at this sad time.
National Emergencies Trust
Everyone at the National Emergencies Trust is saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
We extend our sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
We are deeply saddened at the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and send our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.
The Taxi Charity, for military veterans
We are deeply saddened by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. His attendance at the Worthing visit over 40 years ago was a seminal moment for the Taxi Charity and is still talked about. On behalf of everyone associated with the charity, I offer our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family.
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity
Everyone at the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Our thoughts are with the Royal family at this difficult time.
Charities Aid Foundation
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), where Prince Philip was a patron for nearly five decades, said: “He was a respected and much-loved supporter of the Charities Aid Foundation, as well as hundreds of other charities and organisations.
“His irreplaceable and invaluable contribution to CAF and our nation will be sorely missed.”
CAF chief executive Neil Heslop added: “We join the many others who have benefited from the Duke of Edinburgh’s generosity and support through his patronage in offering our condolences to the Royal Family.”
British Heart Foundation
Dr Charmaine Griffiths, the chief executive, said: “We’re deeply saddened by the death of our patron, Prince Philip HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and offer our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
“Prince Philip offered steadfast support to the BHF for nearly 60 years and was a remarkable advocate for the power of research to save and improve lives from heart and circulatory diseases.
“Prince Philip’s role as our patron was one aspect of a life characterised by support for good causes and devotion to public service. His contribution will forever be remembered.”