His son Andrew told reporters today that the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99, left his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, in “a great void in his life.”
“She is lost in thinking. I am really sorry and support my mother, who may have suffered like everyone else. As much as someone tries to prepare for something like this, it is still a terrible shock.” The Duke of York said after a memorial service in Windsor, west London, “We nearly lost the nation’s grandfather. “.
After retiring from public office since 2017, Prince Consort of Queen Isabel II was preparing for the 100th anniversary on June 10 and recently discharged from hospital as he underwent surgery due to heart problems.
“He was an amazing guy and I loved him as a father. He was very quiet and someone you could always turn to,” described Andrew, 61, who has been away from the British royal family since 2019, due to his friendship with US businessman Jeffrey Epstein, accused of leading the trafficking network . And who came to die by suicide in prison.
His brother, Prince Edward, 57, Count of Wessex and the youngest son of Queen Isabel II of England, described Prince Philip’s death as a “terrible shock”, assuming he was “still trying to deal with what happened.”
“[As homenagens] They sum up, when asked about the many “extraordinary honors” that took place this morning at UK temples, they only show that it might have been our father, grandfather, or father-in-law, but that he meant a lot to a lot of other people.
Despite calls by authorities to waive tribute statements face-to-face, given the restrictions imposed on the new Corona virus, hundreds of people deposited flowers and letters outside the gates of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
On Saturday, Carlos, 72, the heir to the British throne, said he had “lost a lot” from his predecessor, who had rendered “remarkable and dedicated service” to the country.
Born to the title Prince of Greece and Denmark, he was the oldest companion in the history of the British monarchy and was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.
Due to UK restrictions, the funeral will take place on Saturday, at Windsor Castle, with the Duke of Edinburgh’s four grandchildren (Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward) and their spouses and children. Children turn up.
Palace officials told AP that Prince Harry, the grandson of Philip, who relinquished his royal duties last year and resides in California, will be present in the aftermath, accompanied by other members of the royal family.
His wife, Megan, Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her second child, who is due to be born in the summer, and her doctor has advised her to stay in the United States.