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Princess Eugenie’s heartfelt tribute to her grandfather: “thank you for your dedication and love for us all”


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Princess Eugenie has shared a touching tribute to her late grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh on her personal Instagram account.

In the message, written as a letter to Prince Philip, she recalls all the messages she’s received since his passing Friday morning from people remembering their meetings with her grandfather.

Her statement reads:

“Dearest Grandpa,

“We all miss you.

“You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days.

“People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them.

“I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy.

“I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day.

“I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer.

“I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.

“With all my love,

“Eugenie.”

Eugenie’s tribute follows similar statements released by her cousins Prince William and Prince Harry on Monday.

In William’s message, he recalled that Prince Philip was an “extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation,” who was there for him in happy times and sad times; and always showed kindness to his wife, The Duchess of Cambridge, and children.

In Harry’s message, he shared that Prince Philip was “a man of service, honour and great humour,” who could hold the attention of any room, and promised that his family—himself, Meghan, Archie, and his future daughter—would always hold a special place in their hearts for him.

Prince Philip will be laid to rest on Saturday afternoon at Windsor Castle in a televised service.

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Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.