Prince Andrew Gives a Heartfelt Tribute Following His Father Prince Philip's Death

Bettina Dizon
Apr 12, 2021
01:15 P.M.
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Prince Andrew paid tribute to his late father, Prince Philip, and revealed that his passing left a “huge void” in the Queen’s life.

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The whole of Britain is in a state of mourning following the death of their beloved Prince Philip on April 9, 2021. The Monarch’s husband was 99-years-old when he passed away on Friday morning.

Many have since honored the Duke of Edinburgh through social media posts and statements, including Prince Andrew, who spoke well of his father and shared how the Queen feels a great loss.

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PRINCE ANDREW’S TRIBUTE

The Duke of York had nothing but praises for his father, whom he called a great dad and good listener. Andrew also revealed that his mother felt his passing the most yet referred to his death as a “miracle.” He added:

“She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we, the family, the ones that are close, are rallying round to make sure that we’re there to support her.”

He further added that Queen Elizabeth is forbearing of the situation, as she is with all else. Andrew’s statement came as he attended a service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Windsor Castle.

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Prince Andrew during the King George VI racing meet at Ascot Racecourse on July 29, 2017 in Ascot, England. | Source: Getty Images

PRINCESS ANNE’S STATEMENT

Similarly, Princess Anne shared sweet words about her late father, mentor, defender, and critic. According to the royal, Philip was a man who inspired others to serve while living his life well.

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Apart from dedicating his life in support of the Queen, he also served as an officer in the Royal Navy during World War II.

The Princess Royal is Her Majesty and Philip’s second child and only daughter. Anne is also reportedly the Duke of Edinburgh’s favorite child, according to close friends and family, who inherited many of his traits.

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PRINCE PHILIP’S KIDS

Philip had different relationships with each of his children. Although he was in a good place with his eldest, Prince Charles, the father and son had different personalities. According to royal biographer Penny Junor, the two had a more formal relationship.

Meanwhile, Philip’s relationship with his second eldest son, Andrew, was quite strained. In a 1990 interview, Philip revealed that he was not happy with Andrew’s divorce from Sarah Ferguson. He was also against his son’s friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Edward, the youngest child, reportedly had a great relationship and strong bond with his late father. During interviews, Edward always praised and defended Philip for being a great man.

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PRINCE PHILIP’S DEATH

Prince Philip had several health scares in the past and had been frail of late. The palace announced his demise on Friday through a Twitter post that came with the duke’s photograph.

According to the post, Philip peacefully died in Windsor Castle. Several tweets about the 99-year-old's life as a husband to Queen Elizabeth followed, accompanied by photographs of several events.

Prince Philip during his visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond on June 8, 2015 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

The late royal was the longest-reigning consort in British history. Apart from dedicating his life in support of the Queen, he also served as an officer in the Royal Navy during World War II.

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