Prince Philip’s Children Paid Tribute To The Duke Following His Death


“You recognize it’s going to occur however you’re by no means actually prepared,” stated Princess Anne in an emotional assertion concerning the loss of life of her father.

Posted on April 11, 2021, at 12:56 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and their kids in Buckingham Palace in 1972

The 4 kids of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth II have shared transferring tributes to their father this weekend following the duke’s loss of life.

“You recognize it’ll occur however you’re by no means actually prepared,” the couple’s second-oldest youngster and solely daughter, Princess Anne, stated in an announcement launched Sunday. “My father has been my instructor, my supporter and my critic, however principally it’s his instance of a life nicely lived and repair freely provided that I most wished to emulate.”

The duke, the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past, died “peacefully” Friday at age 99, the royal household stated. His loss of life got here a number of weeks after he was launched from the hospital the place he had obtained remedy for an an infection and undergone surgical procedure for a preexisting coronary heart situation.

“I want to emphasise how a lot the household respect the messages and reminiscences of so many individuals whose lives he additionally touched,” Anne stated within the assertion. “We are going to miss him however he leaves a legacy which may encourage us all.”

Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Edward’s spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, spoke with the British press Sunday after attending church on the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor.

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Prince Philip along with his 4 kids in 2002

Andrew, the third of the couple’s 4 kids, stated the duke’s loss of life “has introduced at residence to [him] not simply [their] loss” however the lack of these whose family members have died throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“He was a outstanding man,” Andrew stated. “We’ve misplaced nearly the grandfather of the nation. And I really feel very sorry and supportive of my mom, who’s feeling it, I believe, in all probability greater than everybody else.”

Andrew, who has stepped again from public royal duties following scrutiny over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, stated the Queen described the lack of her husband of greater than 70 years as “having left an enormous void in her life.”

“We have misplaced nearly the grandfather of the nation”

Prince Andrew describes the Duke of Edinburgh as a “outstanding man” and says his loss of life has left “enormous void” for the Queen

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Edward, the youngest of the 4, stated of his father’s loss of life, “Nevertheless a lot one tries to arrange oneself, it’s nonetheless a dreadful shock.”

Prince Charles shared his sentiments in a public deal with Saturday, describing his father as “a really particular individual, who I believe above all else would have been amazed by the response and the touching issues which have been stated about him.”

“We’re, my household, deeply grateful for all that,” Charles stated. “It should maintain us on this explicit loss and at this notably unhappy time.”

Buckingham Palace officers introduced Saturday that the prince’s funeral will happen Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort in a small ceremony.

Prince Harry will fly to the UK to attend the funeral, however his spouse, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will stay within the US as a result of she is within the late levels of being pregnant.


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