Queen Elizabeth expresses “great sorrow” in statement on Prince Philip’s death

A statement by Buckingham Palace speaks of Queen Elizabeth’s “great sorrow” in the news of the death of her husband Prince Phillip at the age of 99.

“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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the statement reads.

Buckingham Palace added the royal family would be united “with people around the world  in mourning his loss.”

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