British princes William and Harry have each paid tribute to their grandfather Prince Philip, who died on Friday at 99 in a statement.
“I will miss my grandfather, but I know he would have wanted us to continue our work,” said Prince William. His brother Harry, who has arrived from the United States to attend the funeral, praises his grandfather for his service, charm and sense of humour.
Prince William, second in line to the throne after his father Charles, commends his grandfather for his dutiful life at the crown’s service.
“My grandfather’s age of life was one of service: to his country and the Commonwealth, to his wife and queen, and to his family.”
“I will miss my grandfather, but I know he would like us to continue with our work,” says William. He calls his grandfather “an exceptional man who was part of an exceptional generation”.
William was also grateful to have had his grandfather by his side for so long. He also says that he will never take special memories that his own children had with their great-grandfather for granted. The tweet is accompanied by George, son of William and Kate, in a carriage with his great-grandfather.