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The Duke of Edinburgh

William and Catherine release personal photograph of Prince Philip carriage riding alongside a young Prince George


Photo Credit: The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Prince Philip by releasing an image from their personal photo album.

The photograph shows the Duke of Edinburgh sitting in a carriage alongside a young Prince George.

The image was snapped by the Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk in 2015.

Prince Philip was a keen carriage driver, a hobby he kept up right until his final years.

On the release of the image, Prince William said: “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

Prince Philip died peacefully last Friday at the age of 99 after a period of ill health.

The Duke of Cambridge’s tribute to Prince Philip in full:

“My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.

“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. 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-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour.

“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 will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”