Prince William on Monday paid tribute to his “extraordinary” late grandpa Prince Philip — lovingly noting his “mischievous sense of humor.”
“My grandfather’s century of life was outlined by service – to his nation and Commonwealth, to his spouse and Queen, and to our household,” William, 38, wrote within the tribute on the royal household’s web site.
“I really feel fortunate to haven’t simply had his instance to information me, however his enduring presence nicely into my very own grownup life – each by good instances and the toughest days,” he wrote of Philip, who died Friday at age 99.
“I’ll at all times be grateful that my spouse had so a few years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he confirmed her,” he mentioned of Kate Middleton.
“I’ll by no means take with no consideration the particular reminiscences my kids will at all times have of their great-grandpa coming to acquire them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of journey in addition to his mischievous sense of humor!
“My grandfather was a unprecedented man and a part of a unprecedented technology,” he wrote of Philip, who was the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past.
“Catherine and I’ll proceed to do what he would have wished and will assist The Queen within the years forward,” he mentioned of his grandmother, who has mentioned her husband’s demise has left a “large void” in her life.
“I’ll miss my Grandpa, however I do know he would need us to get on with the job,” William mentioned.
The assertion comes after his brother, Prince Harry, reportedly arrived within the UK prepared for Saturday’s funeral amid a household dynamic “fraught with pressure” after his damning TV tell-all.
The feuding brothers are, nevertheless, mentioned to be “united in grief” over their grandfather, with royal insiders hoping it may assist the once-tight pair lastly heal their variations.