Following the death of Prince Philip, tributes have began pouring in for the monarch, who lost his life at the age of 99.
The Queen announced the sad news in a statement which read: “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.”
Celebrities have taken to both Instagram and Twitter to share their condolences for the Royal family as they mourn the loss of Prince Philip.
Holly Willoughby shared a sweet snap of the pair looking lovingly into each other’s eyes, which she captioned: “Today and always my heart is with our Queen…” followed by a red heart emoji.
Piers Morgan expressed: “RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign. A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir.”
Phillip Schofield gushed: “Farewell to a remarkable man, terrifying to attempt to interview but great fun to be with.”
The Apprentice star Karren Brady commented: “Very sad to hear that the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip has passed away. My thoughts are with HRH & the Royal Family.”
Nigel Farage tweeted: “Very sad to see the death of Prince Philip. He was a great man in both war and peace. All of our thoughts are with our magnificent Queen.”
Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis penned: “Extremely sorry to hear about Prince Philip. My thoughts go out to the Royal Family.”
Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton said: “An historic day indeed. Rest in peace, Prince Philip.”
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The public also shared their tributes for Prince Philip, with one person writing: “God rest his soul #PrincePhilip #DukeOfEdinburgh.”
While a second added: “Omg, RIP to Prince Phillip. So glad he passed peacefully.”
A third said: “I am heartbroken to learn of Prince Philip’s death and was hoping to see his 100th birthday.”
A fourth wrote: “A sad day indeed, my thoughts are with our Queen & her family, my sincere condolences. RIP Prince Philip.”
The death comes after Prince Philip was discharged on March 17 from his longest ever stay in hospital after battling an infection and undergoing surgery for an underlying heart problem.
The Duke spent 28 nights as a patient in London at King Edward VII’s Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. On his discharge, he was seen walking to a waiting car.
The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years, and had four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.