Prince William has said he “will support the Queen in the years to come” as a tribute to his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Describing Prince Philip as “an extraordinary man”, William said he “will miss my grandfather”.
In a statement, he said: “My grandfather’s century of life has been defined by service – to his country and to the Commonwealth, to his wife and queen, and to our family.
“I feel fortunate to have not only had his example to guide me, but also his enduring presence in my own adult life – both in good times and in tough days.
“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years 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-grandfather who came to pick them up in his car and seeing for themselves his contagious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humor. !
“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and was part of an extraordinary generation.
“Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted and we will support the Queen for years to come.
“I will miss my grandfather, but I know he would like us to continue our work.”
Watch and follow live coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral service on Sky News from 2 p.m. Saturday
Kensington Palace shared a photo of a young Prince George with his great-grandfather alongside William’s post.
George, a future king, is pictured sitting next to the Duke in the trunk seat of a car, while Philip holds the reins and a whip.
The image was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk in 2015.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-12 11:44:00