Prince Philip death latest news: Charles reveals he misses “dear papa” as PM gives up seat at funeral for family member

PRINCE Philip died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced Friday – leaving the Queen in deep mourning over his passing.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the Queen for 73 years and described as her constant strength, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, the Royal Family said in a statement.

The Queen announced the sad news at noon and revealed her “deep sorrow” at the passing of her “strength and stay”.

Philip was taken to London’s King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 after feeling unwell.

Two weeks later, he was transferred to St Bart’s Hospital for further treatment for an infection and a heart condition. Buckingham Palace then announced on Tuesday, March 16 he had been released from hospital and was in “good spirits” and “comfortable”.

Philip dedicated his life to the Queen and royal duty and died just months before his 100th birthday in June this year.

His death comes amid a turmoil-filled 12 months for the royals after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the royal family. 

Prince Philip remained one of the hardest working royals in history – since 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career marked by his famous gaffes, wit and wisdom.

He was also the patron or president of 992 charities and organisations throughout his life – and was a keen fan of art, sport, science and technology.

His funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel – the same place where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married.

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