“You know it’s going to happen but you’re never ready,” Princess Ann said in an emotional statement about her father’s death.
Four children of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II have paid tribute to their father this weekend. Duke of Edinburgh death
In a statement released on Sunday, the couple’s second eldest and only daughter, Princess Anne, said, “You know this is going to happen but you’re never really ready.” “My father was my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but for the most part it was his example of living and serving for free that I wanted to emulate the most.”
The Duke, the longest serving royal wife in British history, Died “peacefully” on Friday At the age of 99, the royal family Dr.. He died a few weeks after being released from the hospital where he received treatment for infection and surgery for the existence of a heart condition.
“I want to emphasize that the family appreciates the messages and memories of so many people that touched her life,” Ann said. “We will miss him but he has left a legacy that can inspire us all.”
Prince Edward, Prince Edward and Edward’s wife Sophie spoke to the British media on Sunday after attending the Windsor Church of the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor.
Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, said Duke’s death “not only harmed me” but that their loved ones died during the coronavirus epidemic.
“He’s a remarkable man,” Andrew said. “We have almost lost the grandfather of the nation. And I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother who is feeling it. I think probably more than anyone.”
Andrew, who has Has moved away from public royal duties After verification on him Relationship with Jeffrey EpsteinThe queen, described for more than 70 years as the cause of her husband’s loss, “left a huge void in her life.”
Edward, the youngest of the four, said of his father’s death, “Even though he tried to prepare himself, it was still a terrible shock.”
Prince Charles shared his feelings at a public meeting on Saturday, Description As his father “was a very special person, who I think was shocked by the reactions and sensitive things about him above all else.”
“We, my family, are deeply grateful for that,” Charles said. “It will keep us afloat in this particular loss and especially in tragic times.”
Buckingham Palace officials announced Saturday that Prince’s funeral will be held in a small ceremony Saturday at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry will travel to the UK to join Funeral, however, his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, remained in the United States as she was in the last stages of her pregnancy.