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Prince William Calls Prince Philip An ‘Extraordinary Man’ In Touching Tribute

Huffington Post - Mon Apr 12 13:32

Prince William shared a statement mourning the loss of Prince Philip on Monday, days after Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth’s husband had died at age 99.

“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days,” the Duke of Cambridge said in a statement on Monday. 

“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her,” William continued. “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 12, 2021

The royal family announced the Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday in a statement on behalf of the queen. 

“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,” said the statement, which was also shared on the family’s social media accounts. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss,” the announcement added.

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