It is with sadness that we learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99, as announced by Buckingham Palace today.

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II for 74 years and the longest serving royal consort in British history, , has been an instrumental part of youth development through the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

There will be more information through national news in the coming hours. For now, we offer our sadness and sympathies to Her Majesty.