Prince William & Kate Middleton Pay Tribute To Prince Philip After His Funeral — See Photos
Just hours after Prince Philip was laid to rest on Saturday, April 17, Prince William and Kate Middleton honored him with a sweet message.
"The Duke of Edinburgh was a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for nearly 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death," The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter account captioned two photos from the funeral.
"In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 1921-2021," The Royal Family's official Instagram account also tweeted, posting a photo of Philip tipping his hat.
Of course, people adored the gesture. One person wrote, "The funeral service of HRH Prince Phillip was the most dignified, beautiful service. The fact that Prince Phillip took control of his funeral arrangement was testament to the man," while another echoed, "It was such a moving but beautiful ceremony! Perfect for Prince Philip who will be so missed by everyone my condolences to the family again and may he rest in peace."
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A third user added, "The Duke was such a BIG part of Our Majesty's life. He did us ALL PROUD for ALL that he did for Our Majesty, Great Britain and The Commonwealth. A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE. LOVELY to see ALL THE FAMILY But So Sad for Our Majesty. We ALL STAND WITH YOU."
William also shared a never-before-seen photo of his eldest son, Prince George, 7, with Philip — who died on April 9 at 99 years old — via social media.
"My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family," he began. "I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days."
"I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her," William continued.
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"I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!" he added, referring to the snapshot of George with Philip.
"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead," he concluded. "I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."