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Prince Philip has died.

Prince Philip

Buckingham Palace announced today that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died.

A statement from Buckingham Palace 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.”

The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history.

The Queen will enter a mourning period where public appearances are cancelled for what is expected to be an eight-day mourning period.

No laws would be made during that period.

There would be a further 30 days of mourning after which the Queen is expected to return to public duties.

Broadcasters like 95.9FM Andover Radio are expected to go to period of respectful programming.

About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.