Prince Charles Visits the Queen at Windsor Castle Following Prince Philip's Death

The Prince of Wales saw his mother this afternoon in the wake of the Duke of Edinburgh's passing.

Prince Charles has paid the queen a visit at Windsor Castle to comfort the 94-year-old monarch in the aftermath of Prince Philip's passing (opens in new tab), sources close to the Prince of Wales tell Philip was Charles's father and the queen's husband of 73 years.

The queen and Prince Philip had been residing at Windsor Castle throughout the bulk of the COVID-19 pandemic rather than their usual residence at Buckingham Palace. Windsor is where the Duke of Edinburgh peacefully passed away early Friday morning.

Buckingham Palace broke the news  (opens in new tab)of the Duke of Edinburgh's death today with a solemn statement which was shared on the royal family's various social media accounts, including the Clarence House and Kensington Palace Instagram and Twitter pages.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the palace announced. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan also released a brief but poignant statement (opens in new tab) expressing their grief over the news. Because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not currently utilize social media, they shared their sentiments on the official website of their nonprofit, Archewell.

"In loving memory of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021," read the note from the couple. "Thank you for your will be greatly missed."

Further details regarding Prince Philip's funeral arrangements are expected to come tomorrow (opens in new tab).

Bianca Betancourt
Bianca Betancourt

Bianca Betancourt is the Culture Editor at where she covers all things film, TV, music, and of course, Royal Family ongoings. When she's not writing she loves impulsively baking a batch of cookies, re-listening to the same early 2000s pop playlist and stalking Mariah Carey's Twitter feed.