Prince William paid tribute to his late grandfather Prince Philip after his death.
The Duke of Cambridge issued a statement on Kensington Palace on behalf of himself and his wife, Kate Middleton.
William said he would “support the Queen for years to come” and described the Duke of Edinburgh as “an extraordinary man”.
In addition to the statement shared on Instagram, a throwback photo of Philip appeared alongside Prince George when he was a toddler.
What did Prince William say about Prince Philip?
It said: “My grandfather’s century was determined by service – for his country and Commonwealth, for his wife and queen, and for our family.
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“I feel lucky not only to have had his example to guide me, but also to have his permanent presence well into my own adult life – both in the good times and in the most difficult days.”
William calls Philip an “extraordinary man”
The Duke continued: “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 grandfather, who picks them up in his car and convinces himself of his infectious sense of adventure and his mischievous sense of humor!
“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 support the Queen for years to come.”
William added, “I’m going to miss my grandpa, but I know he wants us to get on with work.”
The Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” on Friday (April 9th) at Windsor Castle.
His funeral will take place this Saturday (April 17th) at St. George’s Chapel.
William is expected to reunite with brother Prince Harry, who has traveled from California to attend the funeral.
According to reports, the brothers will stand shoulder to shoulder in a sign of unity.
Experts have said this could be an opportunity for Harry to mend his relationship with his family.
Read more: Sophie Wessex reveals that Prince Philip’s death was “very, very peaceful” and “so gentle”.
Penny told juror MailOnline: “I hope that if something good comes out of the Duke’s death, it will bring the family together.”
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