Prince William has remembered his grandfather, Prince Philip, as an “extraordinary man”.
The 38-year-old royal has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday (09.04.21) aged 99, and pledged for himself and his spouse Catherine to do what they will to help his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, now she not has her beloved husband by her facet.
He stated in a press release: “My grandfather was a rare man and a part of a rare era. Catherine and I’ll proceed to do what he would have needed and can help The Queen within the years forward. I’ll miss my Grandpa, however I do know he would need us to get on with the job.”
William feels “fortunate” to have had his grandfather in his life for therefore a few years and can significantly cherish the recollections he has of Philip being together with his personal kids, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, 5, and two-year-old Prince Louis.
He stated: “My grandfather’s century of life was outlined by service – to his nation and Commonwealth, to his spouse and Queen, and to our household.
“I really feel fortunate to haven’t simply had his instance to information me, however his enduring presence properly into my very own grownup life – each by way of good instances and the toughest days.
“I’ll all the time be grateful that my spouse had so a few years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he confirmed her.
“I’ll by no means take as a right the particular recollections my kids will all the time 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!”