The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at Windsor Castle, with many Tasmanians sending their condolescences upon the news of the 99-year-old's death.
News of his passing came from Buckingham Palace in a statement on Friday.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband," the statement read.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning [on Friday] at Windsor Castle."
Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history, having been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years before he retired from public engagements in 2017.
The pair first visited Tasmania in February, 1954 with an estimated 75,000 people lining the streets of Launceston to catch a glimpse during their four-day visit to the Apple Isle.
It marked the first time a reigning monarch of the Commonwealth had set foot on Tasmanian soil.
Before they returned to Launceston for further royal tours in 1970, 1977, 1981, 1988 and 2000.
The City of Launceston council announced it would fly the Australian flag at half-mast across municipality facilities on Saturday as a mark of mourning, respect and protocol.
Acting mayor Danny Gibson said on behalf of the people of Launceston, he conveyed his condolences to the Queen on the death of her husband Prince Philip.
"As Launcestonians mourn with others throughout the Commonwealth, we also give thanks for His Royal Highness' incredible example of service, devotion and commitment," he said.
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Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921 in Greece before he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939 and went on to marry Elizabeth, the Queen, in 1947.
Premier Peter Gutwein also sent his condolences on behalf of all Tasmanians to Buckingham Palace.
"I extend my deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal family on the passing of Prince Philip," he said.
"Prince Philip served his Crown, country and the Commonwealth for nearly 80 years which included a number of visits to Tasmania.
"Prince Philip's life of service will not be forgotten, particularly by the more than 50 Australian organisations he presided over as patron or president."
The Royal Society of Tasmania president Mary Koolhof also extended her condolences to the Queen and the royal family.
"Prince Philip was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and worked to raise the profile of science and engineering," she said.
Labor leader Rebecca White sent her condolences to the Royal Family after his almost 80 years of service to the Commonwealth.
"I know there will be Tasmanians who will be saddened by his passing, particularly because the Duke of Edinburgh had strong ties to Tasmania and to Australia," she said.
"I send my condolences to the Royal Family on this sad occasion."
The Duke is survived by his wife the Queen and their four children, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
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