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Princess Eugenie Pays Tribute to Beloved Grandfather Prince Philip with a Heartwarming Tribute

Afouda Bamidele
Apr 14, 2021
11:20 A.M.
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Princess Eugenie has paid a heartfelt tribute to her late grandfather Prince Philip in a touching social media post. The new mother recalled fond memories with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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More than five days after Prince Philip’s demise was announced, his granddaughter Princess Eugenie broke her silence. The new mother took to Instagram to honor her late grandfather in a touching post.

Eugenie uploaded a series of heartwarming throwback photos. The first image showed her and her sister Princess Beatrice watching a horse race from the sidelines while sharing a laugh with the late royal. 

Princess Eugenie at the Charity Premiere of "Sharkwater Extinction" at the Curzon Soho on December 18, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

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The following picture was one of her as a little girl. Philip was seen sweetly patting her on the head. Eugenie began, writing that she would miss her grandad and the array of tributes would have touched him.

Eugenie’s tribute comes shortly after her cousins, William and Harry, honored the late royal in separate statements.

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The Princess of York got emotional about her late granddad. She noted that while others remembered meeting him at a dinner party or saying hello to him during a royal event, she had more personal memories of him. 

Eugenie recalled learning how to cook, paint and read. She remembered laughing at his jokes and inquiring about his life and his impressive service in the navy. The 31-year-old continued, writing:

“I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. ⁣I remember your hands and your laugh and your favorite beer. “

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Eugenie concluded, celebrating the Duke of Edinburgh’s lasting legacy in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She ended her note with a subtle nod to the Queen, promising to help look after the monarch.

Prince Philip passed away on Friday, April 9, at 99 years old. A day before his demise, Eugenie opened up about the joys of motherhood as she gushed over her and husband Jack Brooksbank’s newborn son, August Philip.

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In a handwritten letter sent to Gert’s Royals to appreciate them for celebrating August’s birth, Eugenie confessed that she and Brooksbank were overwhelmed with joy and love about their baby boy.

Eugenie’s tribute comes shortly after her cousins, William and Harry, honored the late royal in separate statements. In their tributes, both brothers lauded their grandfather’s years of service to the monarch.

Prince William spoke about the joy that Philip knew his family and stated that Prince Philip would want the family to get on with the job. Harry, on the other, recalled fond memories of the patriarch, praising his wit and authenticity.

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