Mourners are gathering at Windsor Castle to pay their respects to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died aged 99.

Buckingham Place confirmed the news on Friday in a statement on behalf of the Queen.

The Palace said in a 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.”

The country has entered a period of national mourning following the death of the Duke.

Since the announcement around midday today flowers and tributes have already started to appear outside Windsor Castle where the royal passed away.

Watch the crowds gather below:

The Queen herself is currently at Windsor Castle where she has been staying with the Duke for many months throughout the pandemic.

Outside the castle today, people have been laying flowers and paying tribute.

You can watch what mourners have had to say in the videos below. 

Windsor resident James Pedlow said: "It is a sad day, I think everyone was hoping he would recover from his recent surgery and make it through to next couple of months with his 100th birthday.

"It is a massive loss for the royal family, after 73 years by the Queen's side. 

"As a local resident, it is a real shame but glad that he passed away peacefully."