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Prince William Reacts to Grandfather Prince Philip's Death

Prince William Reacts to Grandfather Prince Philip's Death

Prince William is paying tribute to his late grandfather on behalf of him and his wife Kate Middleton.

The royal released a statement on Monday (April 12) following the death of Prince Philip.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Philip had passed away at the age of 99 late last week. Celebrities and world leaders took to social media to share their condolences.

Click inside to read Prince William’s statement…

He began in his statement, “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.”

Prince William continued, “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 added, “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.”

Prince William included a photo of his grandfather with Prince George, taken by his wife.

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