Honors flooded after Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 – and now we want to hear yours.
Announcing the Duke of Edinburgh’s death shortly after noon, Buckingham Palace issued a statement calling for the royal family to join forces with people around the world to “mourn his loss”.
An international figure since his marriage to the Queen more than 70 years ago, the death of the Duke was marked by honors from world leaders, foreign royal families, and charities that he supported.
The palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“HRH passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning.
“Further announcements will be made in due course.
“The royal family, along with people around the world, mourn his loss.”
Now we want you to celebrate Prince Philip by writing your own tribute to him.Did you meet him at your school, at work – or attended some other royal visit? Please share your memories and honors using the form below.
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You can also light a digital candle for Prince Philip Here.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of the first national figures to pay tribute to the Duke – the longest-serving consort in British history.
From a podium on Downing Street, Mr. Johnson said, “He was an environmentalist and advocate for nature long before it was fashionable.
“With his awards program for the Duke of Edinburgh, he has shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people. At literally tens of thousands of events, it has raised their hopes and promoted their ambitions.
“We remember the Duke for all of this, and especially for his unwavering support for Her Majesty the Queen.”
Windsor has become the hub of royal fans looking to pay their respects, but it is understood that they will be encouraged to donate to a charity they support or have been associated with Philip rather than leaving flowers.
Philip helped work out the details of his funeral and was determined that there should be a minimum of fuss.
The plans are expected to be announced in the coming days.