“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” read a palace statement.
As a result of the tragic news, many radio stations decided to switch to sad music, and television personalities opted to wear black on news broadcasts to pay their respects.
The BBC also decided to cancel all non-news programming for the day and will air special programs regarding the late prince.
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Despite the various opinions, we cannot deny the duke’s legacy. He was known for his quick wit and off-the-cuff remarks and was also one of the hardest-working royals. Since 1952, he has attended over 22,000 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in his career.