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03:46 12 Apr 2021

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Prince Harry releases emotional statement

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has released an emotional statement on his grandfather's death.

Prince Philip sadly passed away aged 99, at Windsor Castle last week.

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Harry released the statement on his Archewell website.

He began, '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.'

The Prince continued, 'He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke.'

'But to me... he was my grandpa'

Harry went on, '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.'

'He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!''

Harry began to wrap up, 'So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself.'

'You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world.'

'Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.'

Harry returns to the UK

The statement follows reports Harry touched down in the UK on Sunday for the funeral.

However, Meghan will not be attending.

According to Sky News, she's been advised not to travel as she is heavily pregnant.

Prince Philip's funeral will take place Saturday, April 17th in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

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