Announcement of the Death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


The following announcement is made by the Director of Communications:

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.

Friday, 9 April 2021


Please note there is no Press Office at Balmoral and we are unable to take media enquiries.

Media enquiries should be directed to the Royal Communications Office at Buckingham Palace


Royal Communications

Buckingham Palace

London, SW1A 1AA

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7930 4832


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The Estates Office
Balmoral Estates
Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB


Telephone: 013397 42534


Please note

The Estate Office will be staffed however please use the information on this website and only telephone the Estates Office as a last resort.


The Estate Office phone lines will be busy and it may take some time before you are able to get through.