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Duke of Edinburgh passes away at Windsor Castle aged 99

Prince Philip thanks key workers in rare public statement

The death of Prince Philip has been announced by Buckingham Palace. 

The 99-year-old passed away at Windsor Castle this morning, a statement from the Royal Household confirmed.

The announcement 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 be made in due course. 

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."  

We have looked back at The Duke's lifetime of service here.

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