Philip’s royal funeral will take place on April 17th at Windsor Castle – a mitigating service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. William and Harry will attend.
“My grandfather’s century of life has been determined by service – for his country and the Commonwealth, for his wife and queen, and for our family,” William’s statement begins. “I feel fortunate that not only did he have his example to guide me, but his lasting existence is good in my adult life – during good times and hard days alike.”
William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the throne, said he was grateful that Prince Philip had the opportunity to spend time with his wife Catherine and their three children.
“I will never surrender to the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandfather who came to collect them in his carriage and see his contagious sense of adventure as well as a hurtful sense of humor,” William said in a statement.
William’s honor to his grandfather ends with saying, “My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation … I will miss my grandfather, but I know he wants us to keep working.”
Harry is the brother of Prince William, who left his royal duties last year and now lives in California as well A statement was issued In honor of Prince Philip.
“My grandfather was a man of service, honor, and great sense of humor. He was himself authentic, with extremely sharp wit, and could grab the attention of any room because of his charm – and also because you never knew what he might say next,” the The statement reads. “He will be remembered as the longest reigning wife of the king, a decorated military man, a prince and a duke. But to me, like many of you who lost loved ones or grandparents to the pain of the past year, my grandfather was: the barbecue master, the myth of banter, the cheeky truth to the end.
Harry ended his statement by thanking his grandfather for his service, and how he and his wife Megan, their son Archie and the unborn baby would occupy a “always a special place” in their hearts.
Philip’s royal ceremonial funeral will take place on April 17th at Windsor Castle – a mean light service The COVID-19 pandemic That will be completely closed to the public. The minors insisted that royals would strictly adhere to the National Virus Guidelines, measures that could theoretically necessitate the wearing of masks indoors and social distancing. The palace declined to comment on details.
Philip, the Queen’s husband of 73 years who was also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in planning his private funeral and focused on the family according to his wishes. The Duke also participated in the design of the modified Land Rover that will carry his coffin.
A palace spokesman said on Saturday while speaking on condition of anonymity with the policy.
Harry will attend service in Windsor with other members of the royal family. His wife, Megan, Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and her doctor has advised her not to make the long trip to the UK
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose office said he will not attend because current coronavirus restrictions limit funerals to 30 people, is slated to not attend, so staying away would “ allow as many family members as possible. ”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.