THE HUSBAND of the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99.

Buckingham Palace today (April 9) announced that Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle.

The prince was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and served as a Marshal f the Royal Air Force.

His death was announced via a statement from Buckingham Palace, which said: “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.”