Britain’s Prince Charles paid a private tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal household missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed on the touching response the world over to his demise.
Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth who had been at her aspect all through her record-breaking 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday.
“As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously,” Charles, the couple’s eldest son and inheritor to the throne, stated exterior his Highgrove House residence in west England.
The Prince of Wales pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of The Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/tDP0rkKGzc
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“My dear papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time.”
Buckingham Palace introduced that the funeral for Philip could be held on April 17, and that the queen’s grandson Prince Harry, who had change into estranged from the household after shifting to the United States together with his spouse Meghan, would attend.
Meghan, who’s pregnant with their second baby, won’t attend on physician’s recommendation, the palace stated.
The palace stated long-established plans for the funeral needed to be redrawn and scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions, however they remained very a lot in step with Philip’s needs.
Philip, who was formally often called the Duke of Edinburgh, can be given a ceremonial royal funeral, not a state funeral, as deliberate earlier than the pandemic. But there can be no public processions, and it is going to be held fully throughout the grounds of Windsor Castle and restricted to 30 mourners.