By NBC News. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has died at age 99.
A statement posted on the royal family’s website Friday morning said: “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 made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
His death was met with a flood of tributes from across Britain and the world. In accordance with tradition, a framed notice containing the news was also placed on the railings outside Buckingham Palace.
Trump Honors Prince Philip For Embodying ‘Dignity and Grace’
By New York Post. Former President Donald Trump on Friday hailed Prince Philip for embodying “dignity and grace,” saying his “exceptional example of service, constancy, and patriotism will be his greatest legacy.”
Trump and former first lady Melania Trump sent their deepest condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the royal family following the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing at age 99.
“Prince Philip defined British dignity and grace. He personified the quiet reserve, stern fortitude, and unbending integrity of the United Kingdom,” Trump said in a statement. . .
“Aboard battleships in the Mediterranean, he saw combat at sea. He then participated in the pivotal Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943,” Trump said. “Like so many of his generation, in Britain’s darkest hour, he put his life on the line for God, country, and the values of freedom and self-government that forever unite America and the United Kingdom.”