Princess Eugenie Shares Heartfelt Stories About Her Grandfather Prince Philip After His Death, Says Royal Family Will 'Look After' The Queen Going Forward
Princess Eugenie took a moment to remember her late grandfather, Prince Philip, on Wednesday, April 14 — five days after the Duke passed away at 99 years old.
"Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you," Eugenie captioned two photos of herself with Philip via Instagram. "You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days."
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She continued, "People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them."
"I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy. I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer."
She concluded, "I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you. With all my love Eugenie."
Of course, people loved the touching tribute. One person wrote, "Aww Eugenie what a beautiful message to your grandpa! He will be so missed by everyone 😭😭 yes please look after Her Majesty! We will support her in the best way that we can for sure ❤️❤️❤️❤️," while another echoed, "❤️ That’s beautiful. Please know that your family are in our hearts and prayers. X."
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A third user added, "What a lovely tribute to your grandpa."
Prince Philip's funeral will be held on Saturday, April 17, and Eugenie is expected to attend along with Philip's other grandchildren — Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall, James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor and Peter Phillips.
Eugenie — who gave birth to her son August in February — introduced her tot to Prince Harry, Us Weekly confirmed on April 13. The red-headed royal returned to his homeland for the first time since his interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on March 7.
Since Harry is quarantining at Frogmore Cottage — where Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, live — it was a convenient visit for the dad-of-one.
Harry also released a statement about Philip earlier this week. “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next,” he said.
“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end.”