Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband of more than seven decades and a towering figure in British public life, has died. He was 99.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.”
“His Royal Highness passes away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The royal family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.“
The statement said “further announcements” will be made in “due course”.
Philip was a member of the Greek royal family and was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921. He was an avid sportsman who loved country pursuits.
His death comes just weeks after he left the hospital from a month-long stay during which he was treated for an infection and underwent a heart procedure.
The royal family was preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10.
The International Racing Club wishes to express its sadness and we extend condolences to the Royal Family.