The passing of anyone is a hard moment, one filled with sorrow and pain. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace said a statement on Friday. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
It continued, “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a statement.
The Archbishop of Canterbury also released a statement on the Dukes passing.
I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. https://t.co/nLYSBlmnHe pic.twitter.com/RajI33U3tr— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) April 9, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. The Duke may have been a public figure, but first and foremost he was a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.