Prince Charles Breaks Silence on 'Papa' Prince Philip's Death: 'I Miss My Father Enormously'
The Royal Family is currently morning the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and several members have already come forward with tributes in his memory.
His son, Charles, the Prince of Wales, was the most recent one to make a public statement. On Saturday, the 72-year-old met the press and shared a few words about the late Duke.
Prince Charles at a reception to launch 'Travels To My Elephant' at Clarence House in London, England | Photo: Yui Mok - WPA Pool /Getty Images
A DEVOTED MAN
Prince Charles started by saying that his father had remarkably and devotedly served the Queen, the Royal family, and the country for the past 70 years, and how much he is missed. He added:
"I’m so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and in the Commonwealth who also share our loss and our sorrow.”
While honoring his "dear Papa," the Prince of Wales went on to say that Prince Philip was an extraordinary person and that he would have been amazed by all the tributes in his memory.
The Duke's funeral will be held next Saturday, April 17.
Prince Charles and his father Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing a RAF uniform at the passing out parade at Cranwell in 1971 | Photo: mirrorpix/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images
The mourning son also took the opportunity to thank all those who paid their respects to the late Duke of Edinburgh and that they will help and sustain the Royal family through these particularly hard times.
Prince Philip passed away on Friday, April 9, at the age of 99. Although the official cause of death is yet to be revealed, it is known that the Royal faced a series of health issues in the months before his death.
The Duke's funeral will be held next Saturday, April 17, at St. George's Chapel, and it has been confirmed that Prince Harry will travel all the way from the United States to attend the service.
It will be the very first time that Harry will be in the presence of his older brother, Prince William, ever since he moved to California back in 2020 with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie.