Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99.
Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a baby Prince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II's trusted adviser and father to her children.
Buckingham Palace released a statement at 12:00pm local time (9:00pm AEST), confirming the duke had died "peacefully" on Friday morning.
"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," the statement read.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country mourned with the Queen and offered condolences to her and her family.
"We remember the duke for all of this and above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen," Mr Johnson said.
Prince Philip is survived by his wife the Queen and his children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and their families. »