Prince Harry Mourns ‘Cheeky’ Grandfather Prince Philip In Sweet Tribute

Prince Harry remembered his “cheeky” grandfather in a moving statement on Monday, just minutes after his brother, Prince William, released a separate tribute of his own. 

“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,” the Duke of Sussex said of Prince Philip in a statement shared with HuffPost. 

“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke,” Harry continued. “But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”

“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage,” he added. “And while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’”

“So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself,” he concluded. “You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.”



Prince Harry speaks with his grandfather Prince Philip as they watch the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Oct. 31, 2015.

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