Prince Philip dies at 99: Boris Johnson, Piers Morgan mourn the Duke of Edinburgh

Celebrities, politicians and high-profile figures are paying tribute to the life of Prince Philip. 

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II and Britain’s oldest and longest-serving royal spouse in 10 centuries died Friday morning at Windsor Castle, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. He was 99. 

“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,” the statement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Prince Philip has been hospitalized since Feb. 16, when he was treated for an infection. (Photo: Getty)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed feelings of grief and gratitude on Twitter remembering Philip as “highly respected.” 

“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family who have not lost just a much-loved and highly respected public figure, but a devoted husband and a proud and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather,” he said in a statement. 

“We are a kingdom united both in grief and gratitude.”

On the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/rZlbY1matF

TV personality Piers Morgan also mourned the loss of Philip on social media, calling him “selfless” on this “very sad day.” 

Morgan posted a tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh with a photo, writing: “A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign. A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir.” 

Parliament member Joy Morrissey also tweeted thoughts of Philips life during the “painful time.” 

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“Prince Philip spent a lifetime in service to our country. His dedication to duty and loyalty to his Queen were remarkable. My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with the Royal Family at this painful time,” she wrote. 

“We all should all be so blessed to lead a life of admirable patriotism, service and marriage to the love of our lives for over 70 years. Rest In Peace, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” wrote conservative commentator Candace Owens. 

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