'An Extraordinary Man': Prince William Posts Tribute To Prince Philip, Shares Private Photo Of The Late Duke With Prince George

Apr. 12 2021, Updated 10:44 a.m. ET

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Three days after Prince Philip's death, grandson Prince William paid tribute to him with a touching Instagram post.

On April 12, the father-of-three shared a never-before-seen photo taken by Kate Middleton from 2015 that featured his son Prince George sitting next to Philip in a carriage.

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"My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family," the caption started out. "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, referencing the picture.

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"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."

On April 9, the royal family released a joint statement to announce Philip's death, revealing he "passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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His televised funeral is scheduled for April 17. William's brother, Prince Harry, is set to attend despite his tension with the royal family. However, Meghan Markle has been advised to stay home in California since she's pregnant with their second child.

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