Statement following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Their Majesties with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during the British State Visit to Sweden 1983.

Their Majesties with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during the British State Visit to Sweden 1983. Photo: Jan Collsiöö/TT

Following the death of HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, HM The King has issued a statement.

The Queen and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, a relationship which we have valued deeply.

His service to his country will remain an inspiration to us all.

We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.

CARL GUSTAF