Princess Eugenie paid a moving tribute to Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 9 April at the age of 99.
The 31-year-old recalled her grandfather with his nephew’s eyes, mentioning small but significant moments that he will carry forever in his heart.
“Dear Grandfather, you will miss all of us – Prince cousin William and Harry wrote on his Instagram account – You would have been so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me in recent days. People remember sitting next to you for dinner, holding your hand once, saying hello as you passed, or how much the DofE award meant to them.”
The DofE award – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – is an award founded by Prince Philip in 1956, which encourages younger people to follow exercises of personal improvement.
Princess Eugenie’s message continues in more intimate tones: ” I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, and what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and questions about your spectacular life and service in the navy.”
“I remember incinerating sausages and you get to save it all. I remember your hands, your laugh, and your favorite beer. I will always remember you in your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for all of us and especially for grandma, whom we will take care of for you. With all my love.”
Two days ago, Prince Harry honored Prince Philip with an equally personal and touching tribute. The Duke of Sussex has been in London since last Sunday to attend his grandfather’s funeral on Saturday 17 April in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.