Royal website tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Ella Pickover, PA
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The royal website’s usual functions have become temporarily unavailable following the announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The web page,, instead has become a memorial page with a black background and smiling image of Philip.

It features the short announcement from Buckingham Palace announcing the death of the 99-year old.

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The official website of the royal family (Buckingham Palace)

The page displays the duke’s year of birth and year of death – 1921 to 2021.

A message at the bottom of the page reads: “The official website of the Royal Family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made.”

The statement reads: “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 be made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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The website of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (PA)

The Prince of Wales’ website has also been temporarily suspended.

The website has a black background with a note which reads: “This website is temporarily suspended following the announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“Please visit the website of the Royal Family.”

The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace Twitter accounts also changed their banner photos to a black and white image of the duke.