This Morning dramatically stops as news breaks of Prince Philip’s death
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This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were forced to cut This Morning short on Friday following the death of Prince Philip aged 99.
The Royal Family announced in a statement that the Queen's husband, the Duke of Edinbrugh, had passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
It 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."
This Morning was being hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford at the time of the announcement and the show was pulled off air.
The couple were speaking to Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs on the soap, when the news broke.
"Alan I’m sorry, I have to interrupt you for some very, very important news,’ Eamonn said.
"We now viewers have to end This Morning and go straight to the ITV newsroom for more."
After transitioning to ITV News, the news of Prince Philip’s death was shared with viewers.
The Duke was recently treated at King Edward VII Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital for an infection.
Eamonn, 61, and Good Morning Britain star Alex Beresford have led tributes to the late royal, with Eamonn tweeting: "HRH Prince Phillip has died. #RIP.’"
Alex, 40, tweeted: "So sad! Thoughts with the whole of the Royal family!"
This Morning favourite Alison Hammond shared a tribute to the royal, writing: "RIP Prince Phillip , Our thoughts are with the Queen and family!!’ Downing Street has lowered its flag to half-mast as a mark of respect to Prince Philip."
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