Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73-years, died on Friday.
“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,” said the royal family in a statement.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.
Philip was born in Greece’s Island of Corfu on June 10, 1921 and he was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He served in the Navy during World War II and fought against some of his own German brothers-in-law. Philip and Elizabeth II married on Nov. 20, 1947 after Philip renounced his Greek citizenship and became a British subject. After their wedding, he was given the titles of Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich.
Further announcements will be made in due course.