Prince Charles will miss the Duke of Edinburgh “enormously”.
The 72-year-old royal has paid a glowing tribute to Prince Philip, praising his “outstanding, devoted service” to the Queen, his household, the nation and the Commonwealth.
Talking from his Highgrove house in Gloucestershire, Prince Charles stated: “I notably wished to say that my father, for I suppose the final 70 years, has given probably the most outstanding, devoted service to the Queen, to my household and to the nation, but additionally to the entire of the Commonwealth.
“As you may think about, my household and I miss my father enormously.”
Prince Charles thinks the Duke of Edinburgh – who died peacefully at Windsor Fortress on Friday (04.09.21) – would’ve been “amazed” by the response to his passing.
He stated: “My expensive Papa was a really particular one that I believe above all else would have been amazed by the response and the touching issues which were stated about him, and from that perspective we’re, my household, deeply grateful for all that.
“It would maintain us on this explicit loss and at this notably unhappy time.”
Prince Charles made the assertion shortly after Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Philip’s funeral will happen subsequent Saturday (17.04.21) at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Prince Philip’s coffin will probably be moved to St George’s Chapel on the day of the service and members of the royal household – together with Prince Charles – will stroll behind the coffin.
The Queen will journey individually to the chapel and after the service, Prince Philip will probably be interred within the Royal vault.
Prince Harry – who relocated to California in 2020 – is ready to fly into the UK to attend the ceremony, however the Duchess of Sussex – who’s anticipating her second baby later this 12 months – will stay within the US on medical recommendation.