Prince Harry and Prince Philip have always had a close relationship, which the Duke of Sussex just highlighted with his recent homage to his grandfather. Following the Duke of Edinburgh's death, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posted a joint statement on their Archewell website. On Monday April 12th, Prince Harry gave his grandfather his personal message and it is an incredibly heartwarming read.
"My grandfather was a man of service, honor and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously keen mind, and because of his charm he could draw the attention of any room – and also because you never knew what he was next might say. "The Duke of Sussex's Tribute was inaugurated.
“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort of the monarch, an adorned soldier, a prince and a duke. But to me, how many of you who lost a loved one or grandparent through the pain of the past year was it's my grandpa: master of barbecues, legend of jokes and naughty to the end. "
His testimony went on, "He was a stone from Her Majesty the Queen with unprecedented devotion by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on I know that now he would say to all of us, beers in hand," Oh, keep it up!"
"So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Grandma, and for always being yourself. You are sorely missed, but forever remembered – by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie and." I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always have a special place for you in our hearts. "
The special tribute ended with "Per Mare, Per Terram", the motto of the Royal Marines and in Latin "By Sea, By Land".
Prince Harry is currently staying at Frogmore Cottage ahead of Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday April 17th. Meghan is unfortunately unable to attend because she is pregnant and her doctor advised her not to travel.