William and Harry pay tribute to grandfather Prince Philip

William and Harry pay tribute to grandfather
William and Harry with their grandfather. Source: GETTY IMAGES
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Daily US Times: The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex Prince William and Prince Harry have paid tribute to their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince William described him as an “extraordinary man”, while Prince Harry said in a separate statement that Duke of Edinburgh was “a man of service, honour and great humour” and the “legend of banter”.

Prince William added: “I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II died at Windsor Castle on Friday aged 99.

It comes as parliaments across the United Kingdom were recalled to remember the duke.

In his statement, Prince William said: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family,”

“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.”

The Duke of Cambridge added that he and his wife, Catherine, would “continue to do what he would have wanted and will support the Queen in the years ahead”.

Prince Harry said in his tribute to his grandfather: “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 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.”

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