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Prince Phillip husband of Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 99

— London , England U.K.

Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburg and husband of Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace announced his death Friday morning, A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen's "deep sorrow" following his death at Windsor Castle.

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. 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."

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". According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) From today on through Saturday, a 41-gun salute will take place for Prince Philip in cities across England including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as in Gibraltar and at sea from Royal Navy warships, according to the Ministry of Defense. All memorial services and solutes will be broadcast online and on television for the public to watch from home, Americans and those from the U.K. Residing in the U.S. can watch the services on BBC World News.

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen.

In March, the duke left King Edward VII's hospital in central London after a month-long stay for treatment . He was admitted on 16 February after feeling unwell, and later underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital - St Bartholomew's.

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