Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, tragically passed just over a week ago.

At the time of writing the Duke's funeral is underway, and his long time companion, Queen Elizabeth II, has just been pictured sitting alone at his funeral.

Keep scrolling to learn more.

The dreaded news broke on the morning of Friday, April 9.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly passed away.

The news of Philip's death was announced in a statement by the royal family.

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"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," it read.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."

Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

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And he was by the Queen's side throughout her 6 decades of reign.

But of course, it was no secret that Philip had been unwell for quite some time now...

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Prince Philip's health had been slowly deteriorating for the past few years.

Over time, he was treated for a number of conditions including a bladder infection back in 2012 and surgery on his abdomen in June 2013.

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Stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017, Philip even joked he could no longer stand up before having hip surgery a year later.

Around the Christmas period in 2019, we saw the duke spend 4 nights in hospital for observation and treatment in relation to a "pre-existing condition".

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But his longest stay came earlier this year...

Philip was admitted to hospital in London on February, 16 after feeling unwell.

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While admitted, he had a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.

He was discharged just a matter of weeks ago, after his longest stay in hospital.

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Many thought his discharge was positive news but sadly, it seems this was not the case.

Prince Philip died on April 9, aged ninety-nine.

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He was just months short of celebrating his hundredth birthday.

As the news broke of Philip's death, tributes from around the world came flooding in...

Among those were tributes from members of the royal family.

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Philip's son, Prince Charles, was the first family member to speak about the loss.

Speaking from his Highgrove home, Prince Charles said:

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"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that."

"As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously."

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"He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow."

Following in his father's footsteps, Prince William penned a touching letter to his late grandfather.

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Sharing it on Instagram alongside a picture of Prince Philip and great-grandson, Prince George, William wrote: "My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."

"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her."

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"I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!"

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead," he continued.

"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Prince Harry also followed suit, issuing a personal statement on the Archewell Foundation website.

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In the statement, titled "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh," Harry wrote:

"My grandfather was a man of service, honor, and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next."

"He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end."

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"He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"

"So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."

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"'Per Mare, Per Terram'"

Of course, many questions have been raised in regards to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's attendance at Prince Philip's funeral.

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As the couple now reside in California.

Well, Harry almost immediately made plans to fly to the UK.

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He reportedly touched down at Heathrow airport at 1.15 pm on Sunday, before he was rushed to Kensington Palace where he was required to quarantine.

Meghan Markle has not joined Harry in the UK after doctors advised against her making a transatlantic flight.

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Meghan is currently heavily pregnant with their second child.

Following the Duke's passing the UK entered into an 8-day period of mourning.

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During which Union flags will fly at half-mast.

Any laws that need to be given the Royal Assent of affairs of state will be put on hold.

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And the Queen will step away from any duties.

Although, despite the mourning period remaining, the Queen did return to work this week.

Just 4 days after her husband's passing, the Queen hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark the retirement of her household's most senior official.

With many praising her for the sense of duty and service.

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The monarch was not expected to return to official engagements until the royal mourning period ends on April 22.

Prince Philip's funeral is taking place today.

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On Saturday, April 17.

The royal family have been able to visit and pay their respects.

The funeral will be a televised event and carried out in line with current UK Covid-19 restrictions.

It will take place at 3 pm at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle with just thirty guests allowed.

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Ahead of that, the Duke's body will be transported from the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle to the church in a specially-modified Land Rover that Philip helped design.

There will be a military presence with personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, and RAF.

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With senior members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and Prince William, expected to walk behind the car on the way to the church.

Buckingham Palace said the plans "very much" reflected the Duke's wishes.

As Prince Philip is reported to have requested minimal fuss.

Members of the public have been asked to stay away from the castle as the funeral takes place.

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Instead an online book of condolence has been made available for those who wish to pay their respects.

Just moments ago, footage emerged of Prince William and Harry together.

They were seen standing close to one another before the funeral began.

Stay strong.

It must be so difficult for them both...

The Queen was also seen sitting alone at the funeral.

It's so sad to see her sitting alone.

Despite being alone.

People from all over the world are thinking of the Queen and the whole Royal Family as they grieve the death of Prince Philip.

Rest in peace, Prince Philip.

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