“As we celebrate the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, and mourn her loss, we are all reminded of the compass that guided so many through her commitment to service and duty,” a statement said. communicated the prince of 37 years, whose break with the royal family in 2020 has shaken the monarchy.
“Grandma, although this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first encounters, from my earliest childhood memories, our first encounter as Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment when you met my darling wife and where you hugged your great-grandchildren,” he continued.
“I cherish those times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not only by us, but by the whole world”, added the prince who lives with his wife Meghan Markle in California.
“And as these are first meetings, we now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III,” he said as relations with his father and older brother William are notoriously sour. “Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your wise advice. Thank you for your contagious smile,” he added.