Grieving Princess Anne has paid heartfelt tribute to her father who she said “leaves a legacy which can inspire us all.”
The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday.
In a heartfelt tribute issued today, his only daughter said she knew the tragic moment would someday come – “but you’re never really ready.”
Prince Philip will be farewelled at a private ceremony at St George’s Chapel on the castle’s grounds on Saturday, April 17.
The Queen will pick a small group of mourners to celebrate her late husband’s life in keeping with coronavirus protocols.
The monarch approved plans for only 30 people to attend the intimate ceremony due the ongoing public health risks.
The procession will be led by royal mourners including the future king, Prince Charles.
The Prince of Wales thanked the public for their well-wishes for his “dear papa” this weekend in a heartfelt video tribute.
The Queen and Philip had children together in their 73-year-marriage: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew.