12 April 2021

William and Harry pay heartfelt tribute to their grandpa, ‘an extraordinary man, master of the barbecue and legend of banter’

12 April 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh’s service to Queen, country and his family has been praised by his grandsons who spoke warmly of Philip’s humour and kindness to others.

The Duke of Cambridge described the duke as an “extraordinary man” while the Duke of Sussex said he was “a rock for Her Majesty the Queen with unparalleled devotion”.

The royal brothers are the first of Philip’s grandchildren to publicly honour his memory, and Harry light-heartedly summed him up as “master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end”.

William spoke candidly about Philip’s relationship with Kate and expressed his gratitude for the “kindness he showed her”.

He also highlighted the special bond between the duke and Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who would have “special memories” of being picked up in a horse-drawn carriage by their “great-grandpa”.

William pledged to uphold his grandfather’s wishes and continue, along with wife Kate, to support the Queen and “get on with the job”.

Over the weekend Philip’s four children spoke movingly about the loss of their father and how the Queen was coping after her husband of 73 years died peacefully on Friday.

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