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Prince Charles pays tribute to his late father, Prince Philip, after his death on April 9th. On Saturday, Clarence House released a video message from the Prince of Wales discussing his father's "devotional service" to the Crown, his, thoughtful family and "the whole of the Commonwealth." "As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father immensely," he said. "He was a very much loved and valued character and apart from everything else, I can imagine he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere in the world and the Commonwealth that I also think share our loss and our grief. "
Then he took a moment to thank everyone for their support for him and his family during this time. "My dear papa was a very special person who I think would have been amazed especially by the reaction and touching things that were said about him, and from that point of view we, my family, are deeply grateful for all of that. "he said. "It will support us in this particular loss and in this particularly sad time. Thank you."
A handful of other members of the royal family shared their own honors following Prince Philip's death. While Prince William and Kate Middleton re-shared Queen Elizabeth II's official statement from Buckingham Palace on the Kensington Royal Instagram, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posted a heartfelt tribute on their Archewell website. Former President Barack Obama even paid tribute to the late king on Instagram. See Prince Charles' tribute to his late father.
The Prince of Wales pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of the Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/tDP0rkKGzc
– The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) April 10, 2021