The Royal Family is confirming Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of the Queen, has died.

"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," a release from the Royal Family says.

Prince Philip died Friday morning at Windsor castle according to the release.

Flags are lowered to half-mast at all Government of Canada buildings until the Prince's funeral or memorial. Despite previously made funeral arrangements, the Royal Family will need to make adjustments due to the pandemic. BBC says a state funeral will not be held and there will not be a military procession or a lying-in-state. The organizers wil need ot create a memorial plan that avoids large crowding due to the pandemic. 

More announcements about the proceedings are expected to be made. His Coat of Arm's official motto is "God is my help."

The cause of death has yet to be announced. In the previous months, the Duke faced health issues, including spending a month in the hospital recently for a heart condition.

The Duke and Queen were married for more than 70 years. Philip spent much of that time supporting the Queen in public roles. He retired from public service in 2017.

Born on June 10, 1921 to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Princess Alice of Battenberg, his family fled to France when his uncle, Greece's King Constantine I, was forced to give up the throne during a revolt.

As a child, the Duke spend time in Paris and was educated in various schools. His mother's mental health and other factors led him to move between schools and the homes of loved ones.

Leaving school and joining the Royal Navy, he met then-princess-now Queen Elizabeth, whom he then became engaged to in 1947 when she was 20 and him 25. The couple married on November 20, 1947.

He leaves four children, the Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and Earl of Wessex. He had eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


More to come.