Bereavement in the British royal family: Prince Philip, the husband of the British Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99.

The Buckingham Palace announced on Friday in London.

Only three weeks ago the long-time spouse of the British Queen was discharged from a London clinic after a long illness and serious heart surgery.

Now the father of Prince Charles has died at Windsor Castle, according to the "Daily Mail"


The queen was in "deep mourning," it said.

The newspaper continues to want to know that the couple have spent the last few days together.

Elizabeth and Philip were married for 73 years and have four children together.


An official statement from the royal family states: "Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with deep sorrow." Your Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Further announcements will be made in due course.

The royal family mourns his loss together with people all over the world. "

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