British Princes William and Harry praised their great-grandfather Prince Philip, remembering his intelligence, sense of duty and his barbecue skills.
The two brothers issued separate statements amid a family feud that led to Harry’s decision to step down from his royal duties last year, and some have speculated that their grandfather’s funeral could give them a chance to talk about their differences.
William, second in line to the throne, praised Philip’s long record in serving the Queen and the United Kingdom while mentioning his grandfather’s “naughty sense of humor”.
“My grandfather was an exceptional man and part of an extraordinary generation … Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted and support the Queen in the coming years. I will miss my grandfather, but I know he wants us to continue working,” he said.
Harry described Prince Philip as a man who was “consistent with himself.”
Harry arrived in the United Kingdom from California to attend the funeral of Philip, which will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle, west of London.
Philip, who had been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than seven decades, passed away last week at the age of 99.
Source: “The Associated Press”