The following statement was issued by Buckingham Palace this morning;
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
“Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Quite a shock to awake to the news this morning of the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh the longest serving consort to a British monarch who was at times outspoken, ahead of his time with many issues, fellow with a splendid sense of humour and all round good egg.
Condolences to his family, especially Her Majesty the Queen and I think it safe to repeat the old saying “a nation mourns” and know that it does.
God save The Queen.