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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: 1921-2021

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace it was confirmed that Prince Philip passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.

The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years and was the longest-serving 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, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The Duke, who reportedly met the Queen in 1939 at tennis courts in Devon, presented the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy at The Championships, Wimbledon on two occasions.


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In a statement LTA Chief Executive Scott Lloyd said: "On behalf of everyone at the LTA, I would like to send condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole Royal Family.

"The Duke of Edinburgh had a lifelong passion for all sport and attended The Championships a number of times.

"He dedicated his life to service and was particularly committed to giving young people opportunities. He will be much missed."