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BBC News presenter dons black blazer live on air after announcing Prince Philip’s death

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BBC News reporter Martine Croxall donned a black blazer following the sad news (Picture: BBC)

BBC News presenter Martine Croxall wore a black jacket after announcing that Prince Philip had died, aged 99.

The news was confirmed this afternoon by a statement from Buckingham Palace, which read: ‘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. 

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

Sharing the news of his death live on BBC News, Martine could originally be seen wearing a brown jumper and gold necklace.

‘You’re watching BBC News,’ she began. ‘We have just received a statement from Buckingham Palace, confirming that the Duke of Edinburgh has died.’

‘We have just received this information from Buckingham Palace,’ she informed viewers, while repeating the statement for a second time.

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Martine Croxall shared news of Prince Philip’s death on BBC News (Picture: BBC)

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Soon after she was later seen in a black blazer (Picture: BBC)

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BBC bosses paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh (Picture: BBC)

A video montage of Prince Philip then played out on air, and when the camera panned back to the studio, Martine had removed the necklace and added a black blazer to her outfit.

It is protocol for presenters to wear black or dark coloured outfits following the death of a Royal family member as a mark of respect.

The Duke had recently been treated at King Edward VII Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital for an infection, but returned home to Windsor on March 16 after a month-long stay.

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Tributes poured in for the Royal across social media (Picture: PA)

Over the coming days funeral arrangements will be made for the Royal, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years.

He will be buried in Frogmore Gardens in the grounds of Windsor Castle where the Queen liked to walk her corgis.

She is now in an eight-day period of mourning following his death.

Boris Johnson offered his condolences in a heartfelt statement outside No 10 Downing Street, stating he ‘helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life’.

‘He was an environmentalist and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable.

‘With his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, he shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people and at literally tens of thousands of events he fostered their hopes and encouraged their ambitions.’

 

 

Prince Philip dead: Duke Of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: ‘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.

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

Queen Elizabeth II is now in an eight-day period of mourning following his death.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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