Members of the Greek Royal Family have written touching tributes to Prince Philip – born a Prince of Greece and Denmark – on their social media channels.
Crown Prince Pavlos wrote a long message talking about his “Uncle Philip” and how he was “a very loved member of the extended Greek family.” Pavlos went on to add: “He was by any conceivable standard, the most remarkable servant to the Sovereign and to the United Kingdom, his adopted country, and to the Commonwealth. He was armed with the determination, compassion, vision and steadfast loyalty which were at the core of his ability to support the Queen in their united stability amidst the shifting tides of the past century and beyond.”
He also shared memories of Philip and how he will be remembered saying: “Prince Philip did not like to dwell on things: he was a doer, with great vigour and energy. It has been said that the life of the dead is placed into the memory of the living, and this will be compellingly true of the memories of our time spent with him – the hilarity, the stories, the seemingly limitless interests – will always be treasured.”
His wife, Crown Princess Marie Chantal, said: “We were all saddened to hear the news this morning of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, born Prince of Greece. Steadfast and loyal, he served the Crown with selfless devotion and leaves behind an amazing legacy. He will be missed.”
Princess Tatiana – the wife of Pavlos’s younger brother Prince Nikolaos – shared her condolences and memories of participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards when she was younger. “Thank you for all your service, for inspiring millions of children to be more compassionate and active, and for making people – laugh,” she said.
King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie’s younger daughter, Princess Theodora, called Philip “an extraordinary man” in her post.