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Prince Philip Dead: Royal Family Replace Website With Tribute To Duke Of Edinburgh

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Prince Philip Dead: Royal Family Replace Website With Tribute To Duke Of Edinburgh

The royal family has temporarily removed its website landing page and replaced it was a touching tribute to the late Prince Philip, The Duke Of Edinburgh.

It comes after it was announced today that the Queen's husband died this morning at the age of 99.

In a statement on the royal website, it currently reads: "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."

This tribute appears on the Royal Family's website (Credit: The Royal Family)
This tribute appears on the Royal Family's website (Credit: The Royal Family)
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The website confirmed that "further announcements will made in due course," and added that "the royal family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

At the bottom of the page, a disclaimer then read: "The official website of the royal family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made."

Prince Philip endured a lengthy hospital stay earlier this year. He was treated at two London hospitals for an undisclosed infection in addition to a heart condition, before returning to Windsor to be with his wife the Queen.

Prince Phillip battled health issues earlier this year (Credit: Royal Family)
Prince Phillip battled health issues earlier this year (Credit: Royal Family)
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The royal, who retired from royal duties in 2017 and had effectively stepped back from public life, spent much of his time at Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate in recent years.

The Duke of Edinburgh leaves behind four children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The most recent addition to the family was Princess Eugenie's little boy August, born earlier this year, while Prince Harry is currently expecting his second child with Meghan Markle.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married in November 1947, and celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in 2021. He was described by the monarch on their golden wedding anniversary as her "strength and stay".

The Queen and Prince Phillip were married in November 1947 (Credit: PA)
The Queen and Prince Phillip were married in November 1947 (Credit: PA)
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In a rare display of public emotion, the Queen said: "He is someone who doesn't take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know."

Philip would have celebrated his 100th birthday in just a couple of months' time, on 10th June.

RIP.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Royal, Royal Family

Joanna Freedman
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