Prince Philip: Flowers laid outside Buckingham Palace
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The Queen’s husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh died at his Windsor Castle home on Friday morning.
All of the official social media channels of the Royal Family have undergone changes since news of Prince Philip’s death was announced.
The Royal Family Twitter account icon has been changed to black, and the top images have been changed to a picture of Prince Philip.
The Royal Family’s official website has also been replaced with a landing page featuring a tribute to Prince Philip.
A statement reads: “The official website of the Royal Family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made.”
The official channels of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have also been changed in the same format, as have the channels of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.
“Further announcements will made in due course.
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The statement was shared on royal social media channels and retweeted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Royal account.
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