Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom has announced that the husband of Queen Elizabeth the Second, Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh has died.

He was 99 years old.

The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Their first son, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, was born in 1948, followed by his sister, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, in 1950, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, in 1960 and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, in 1964.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George the first of the Hellenes.

His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is with great sadness that he received news.

Paying tribute, he said the Duke of Edinburgh [EDIN-BUR] earned the affection of generations in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.