This morning Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip.
Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, also called Philip Mountbatten, formerly prince of Greece and Denmark , husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, passed away quietly this morning at Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip’s father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882–1944), a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes (originally Prince William of Denmark). His mother was Princess Alice (1885–1969), who was the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st marquess of Milford Haven, and Princess Victoria of Hesse and the Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Philip was educated at Gordonstoun School, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland.
Prince Philip entered Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England and from January 1940 to the end of World War II, he served with the Royal Navy in combat in the Mediterranean and the Pacific.
He married Princess Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. He has, ever since been a stalwart and resolute support to both her and to the institution of the Monarchy.
Messages of Condolence have come flooding in:
This from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson:
George W Bush, former US president has offered his condolences. In a statement issued on behalf of himself and his wife Laura, Mr Bush said:
"He represented the United Kingdom with dignity and brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign.
"Laura and I are fortunate to have enjoyed the charm and wit of his company, and we know how much he will be missed."
The Belgian Royal Family Tweeted:
Henry Bolton, former UKIP leader told GBTV:
From the outset, Prince Philip's life was the most incredible example of service to his Nation and one that I wish others would take as an inspiration. I had the great honour to meet the Duke of Edinburgh. He was an incredible man who led an incredible life. He was an amazing character to boot. Today I've found myself crying for him, for the Queen, for the entire Royal Family and for the Nation.