After Prince Philip's death on Friday, William and Harry shared their memories about their grandfather.
William and Harry joined the nation in honouring Prince Philip and paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
William and Harry’s tributes to Prince Philip
Both of them shared their tributes and defined him an individual «authentically himself», filled with tenderness and with and dedicated to the monarch.
Philp died on 9 April and in the following days William and Harry released separate statements to pay tribute to him.
William said he’s willing to precede his grandfather’s wishes by supporting the Queen and «get on with the job».
«I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days».
He added: «My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support the Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job».
“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.”
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 12, 2021
On the other hand, Harry was more informal as he described the duke as «my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end».
He said: «My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm – and also because you never knew what he might say next».
Tributes to Prince Philip came from everywhere
A tribute also came from Prime Minister Boris Johnson who said that Philip «touched the lives of millions».
«It is fitting that on Saturday his Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be conveyed to his final resting place in a Land Rover which Prince Philip designed himself, with a long wheel base and capacious rear cabin» he said. «Because that vehicle’s unique and idiosyncratic silhouette reminds the world that he was above all a practical man, who could take something very traditional – whether a machine or, indeed, a great national institution – and find a way by his own ingenuity to improve it, to adapt it for the 20th and 21st century».
Other politicians described Philip as a «role model».
Conservative former Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers gave thoughts on duke and the Queen’s role on reconciliation in Northern Ireland and said: «I believe they played a personal role in helping take Northern Ireland forward from its divided past to a better future and for that we should all express our sincere gratitude to the man whose loss we are sadly mourning today».
And these were Senior Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin’s words: «We’ve just heard yet another remarkable tribute to His Royal Highness, dare I say the woke paying tribute to the unwoke». And added: «It underlines how His Royal Highness was the most amazing unifying figure, and perhaps those of us in this House and outside should take a lesson from this occasion about what can bring us together».
Words came also from former children’s television presenter Baroness Benjamin: «It is beyond doubt that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has taken his place in the ranks of great and outstanding individuals who have made a great and gigantic contribution to Britain and the Commonwealth. His dedication to duty has and always will be inspirational to millions across the world».
Philip’s four children spoke movingly about the loss of their father, while the Queen was described as being “stoic”, even after losing her husband of 73 years.