Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99.
- Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a baby
- Prince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II’s trusted adviser and father to her children
- He was a patron of more than 800 organisations and a staunch supporter of the armed services
Buckingham Palace released a statement at 12:00pm local time (9:00pm AEST), confirming the duke had died “peacefully” on Friday 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,” the statement read.