Prince Philip‘s death was announced online in a statement shortly after midday today. The statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed he has “passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” Following the news, Phillip Schofield was one of many stars to pay tribute to the royal.
The This Morning presenter shared a snap of himself and the Duke with his 3.1 million followers Instagram, as he recalled working with him.
He captioned his upload: “Farewell to a remarkable man, terrifying to attempt to interview but great fun to be with.”
The picture showed Phillip when he interviewed the Duke of Edinburgh for an ITV documentary back in 2016.
This was entitled Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Schofield is one of many celebrities who have already paid tribute to the late royal.
Social media has been flooded with well-wishes to the Queen as well as plenty of anecdotes.
Among those writing about the late Duke is football pundit Gary Lineker who penned: “Sorry to hear that Prince Philip has passed away.
“Served this country over many, many decades. Sincerest condolences to Her Majesty, The Queen and The Royal Family. RIP Prince Philip.”
Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan tweeted: “RIP Prince Philip, 99.
“A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
“A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir.”
Presenter Carol Vorderman also paid tribute on social media, recalling an anecdote from meeting Philip.
She wrote: “I went for a private lunch with The Queen at Buckingham Palace quite a few years ago.
“They were both in their 80s and Prince Philip and she were flirting with each other madly and laughing.
“Theirs was a love and a marriage of more than 73 years. Deepest condolences Ma’am.”