The Royal family made the announcement this morning in a statement that reads, “it is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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”.

After the news was announced, the flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and a notice was posted on the gates.

Members of the public began placing floral tributes outside the Palace, while hundreds visited Windsor Castle to pay their respects. However, the government has urged the public not to gather or leave tributes at royal residences amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Philip was 99 years old.