Over a month on from the passing of Prince Philip, William and Kate have spoken about the affect his death has had upon their children.
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On the morning of April 9th, it was announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly died.
He was ninety-nine-years-old.
Since the tragic news broke, tributes from fans, celebrities, and politicians alike were quick to flood in.
RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A great life well lived. https://t.co/DsWDGwmwcV— Frankie Dettori (@Frankie Dettori)1617981275.0
Profoundly saddened to learn about the passing away of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, friend and admirer… https://t.co/Hmd1ROlIKt— President of India (@President of India)1617980180.0
R.I.P Prince Philip. 99 years on this planet, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren & married to the… https://t.co/FBfiP03GVf— thatstarwarsgirl77 (@thatstarwarsgirl77)1617982326.0
So deeply saddened to hear the news about Prince Philip 😔 rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/BpHAB8XaBo— Mina Murray (@futuremrsharker) May 11, 2021
RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock… https://t.co/4fyjUxOVH0— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1617967827.0
We are very sad to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was an honour t… https://t.co/XGw5ctusC3— Ronnie Wood (@Ronnie Wood)1617982247.0
A Gentleman and a time we have unfortunately lost due to liberalism and dare I say it multiculturalism forced fed to a nation— Richard #JUSTSAYNO (@Richard93783516) May 14, 2021
I had a lot of respect for Prince Philip May he Rest in Peace
PM Justin Trudeau expresses his condolences "Prince Philip will be remembered as a champion for young people, a dec… https://t.co/rxNWsvTQ0Y— Hannah Thibedeau (@Hannah Thibedeau)1617982468.0
What an incredible life. RIP Prince Philip https://t.co/rx2zeRtNIj— Fred Sirieix (@Fred Sirieix)1617982350.0
Prince Philip played a pivotal, often underestimated, role in the survival of the British monarchy. His self-confid… https://t.co/1N9dDgLsFT— Euan Rellie (@Euan Rellie)1617982547.0
In their own statement, the royal family wrote:
"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. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."
And, in his own statement, Prince William paid tribute to his grandfather.
"My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."
The heartfelt statement continued:
"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. 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."
"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 humor!"
He finished the emotional statement by writing:
"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."
William accompanied his tribute with a never-before-seen photograph of the Duke with his son, Prince George.
And now, over a month on from his death, William has provided an update on how the family are coping with the loss.
In a letter sent to an Instagram user who goes by the name of Miss Royal Replies, both William and Kate gave an insight into their grieving process.
Miss Royal Replies uploaded a photograph of the typed note, presumably sent in response to one of her letters to the Cambridges next to a photograph of Prince Philip in military uniform.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh," the letter reads.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks."
The letter continued:
"They [George, Charlotte, and Louis] will all miss their much-loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time."
You can see the full post below.
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