Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has passed on at the age of 99.
In a statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for more than her six decades of reign.
The duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history , On the 10th of June which is in two months time, he was due to celebrate 100 years on earth.
The cause of the Prince death has not yet been officially announced.
Prior to this, Prince Philip had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after spending nearly a month in hospital which is the longest he has ever stayed in a hotel.
Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
It is understood that the Prince of Wales travelled from his home in Gloucestershire to visit his mother at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon.
Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister said that the duke had “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world”.
Meanwhile, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he “consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service”.