The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pay their respects to Prince Philip

Jessica Davis
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Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have paid their respects to the late Prince Philip, who "passed away peacefully" yesterday (9 April).

Harry and Meghan joined other members of the royal family in honouring the memory of the prince, who died at Windsor Castle aged 99. He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

As other royal websites have done, Meghan and Harry paused all content on their Archewell website as a mark of respect, instead displaying a simple post in tribute.

Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images

It read: ""In loving memory of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021. Thank you for your service... you will be greatly missed."

Prince Philip shared many happy years with Queen Elizabeth and was grandfather to Prince Harry and his brother Prince William.

Photo credit: Phil Walter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Phil Walter - Getty Images

The royal family confirmed the news of his death with a heartfelt statement: "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."

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

In February, Philip was hospitalised with an infection, but was discharged in March after a month-long stay. He thanked "all the medical staff who looked after him" at the time.

Philip was born in Corfu on 10 June 1921 to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was sixth in line to the Greek throne.

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