Prince William Pays Tribute To Late Grandfather Prince Philip While Promoting His New Book 'Earthshot: How To Save Our Planet'
Even though Prince Philip passed away almost six months ago, Prince William is still thinking about him.
On Friday, September 17, the 39-year-old uploaded a video to social media in which he promoted his new book, Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet, and fans were quick to point out that there is a photo of Philip sitting with his eldest son, Prince George, in a carriage displayed on William's desk.
The sweet moment was captured by Kate Middleton, and the dad-of-three shared it with the public on April 12 when paying tribute to the late Duke.
"In my introduction to the ‘Earthshot: How to Save our Planet’ book, I wanted to share the early conversations in 2018 that led to the Prize’s creation & the simple equation that captures my theory behind @EarthshotPrize: Urgency + Optimism = Action," he wrote on social media about the tome, which will be available on September 30.
Of course, people loved the sweet gesture. One person wrote, "It is so poignant having the photo of Prince Philip with Prince George in the background. His pioneering work on environmental causes is a wonderful legacy that Prince William is now continuing and hopefully George will in the future," while another replied, "Absolutely!"
After Philip died at 99 years old, William spoke about their close relationship. "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. 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 continued.
He concluded, "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. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."