Prince Harry made his first official statement since the death of Queen Elizabeth ll.
“In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen — and in mourning her loss— we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty. She was globally admired and respected,” he wrote, per NBC News.
Continuing, he wrote, “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy. Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Phillip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now, ‘Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.'”
He also reminisced on the “special times” he got to share with her.
“Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren. I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special times in between,” he wrote.
He ended his statement writing, “Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice. Thank you for your infectious smile. We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace.”
NEW: Prince Harry releases statement in memory of his 'Granny.'
"Thank you for your infectious smile. We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace."
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 12, 2022
Queen Elizabeth ll died September 8, 2022 at 96 years old. Her death comes a year and half after her husband, Prince Phillip’s death, on April 9, 2021. He was 99 years old, according to Fox News.
The couple were married for 73 years which made them the longest married couple in royal history.
Prince Phillip’s body will be moved and laid to rest alongside Queen Elizabeth ll at Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.
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