Prince William and Kate have opened up about how their children are coping with the death of their great-grandfather, Prince Philip. The couple’s office has sent a thank-you card to all the royal fans who sent them a letter of condolences.
In the official notes, the couple shared that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are missing their “much-loved great-grandfather”.
The letter was shared by the Instagram account Miss Royal Reply. On the back, the card read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip).
“Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks.
“They will all miss their much-loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time.”
For the front of the card, Prince William and Kate chose a photo of the late Prince Philip smiling while wearing his military uniform and medals.
The week before Prince Philip’s funeral, the royal family paid tribute to the Duke by sharing previously unseen photos with him Prince William and Kate released a group photo of him and the Queen along with George and Charlotte taken at Balmoral in 2015.
In another photo, released at the same time by the Royal Family official Twitter account, Prince Philip can be seen surrounded by his grand-grandchildren and his wife, the Queen. The warm family photo was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge back in 2018.
William also paid tribute to his grandpa by sharing a photo of Prince Philip enjoying a carriage ride with a then two-year-old Prince George. He wrote: ‘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.’
Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle on 9 April.