Prince William Honors “Extraordinary” Grandfather Prince Philip After His Demise

Prince Philip held many roles. To Prince William, he was grandfather. 

On Monday, April 12, the longer term king paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh after his dying was introduced on April 9. Queen Elizabeth II‘s longtime husband and the longest-serving consort in British historical past handed away “peacefully” at Windsor Fortress, in keeping with an announcement from Buckingham Palace. He was 99 years previous. “The Royal Household be a part of with folks around the globe,” the assertion learn, “in mourning his loss.”

Amongst them is, after all, William, who shared an announcement on his and spouse Kate Middleton‘s social media pages. “My grandfather’s century of life was outlined by service – to his nation and Commonwealth, to his spouse and Queen, and to our household,” his message started. “I really feel fortunate to haven’t simply had his instance to information me, however his enduring presence nicely into my very own grownup life – each by good occasions and the toughest days.”

“I’ll at all times be grateful that my spouse had so a few years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he confirmed her,” William continued. “I’ll by no means take with no consideration the particular reminiscences my youngsters will at all times have of their great-grandpa coming to gather them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of journey in addition to his mischievous sense of humour!”

William went on to notice that Philip was an “extraordinary man” who was part of a unprecedented technology. “Catherine and I’ll proceed to do what he would have wished and can help The Queen within the years forward,” he promised. “I’ll miss my Grandpa, however I do know he would need us to get on with the job.”

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