Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wrote a letter in honor of the latter’s late grandfather.
Since we’re so sure you’ve read about it by now, Prince Philip passed away Friday morning at the age of 99.
The Duke of Edinburgh was recently hospitalized and underwent surgery, so news of his death was not entirely unexpected.
But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t hit too close to home for those who know him well.
“In Memory of the Love of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021,” reads now a dedication on the website of the Markle Foundation and the Harry Archwell Foundation.
“Thank you for your service … We will miss you very much.”
Harry is thought to likely return to the UK for the first time in over a year to attend his grandfather’s funeral.
According to the latest COVID-19 guidelines, he will likely be able to quarantine for several days and test for the virus before joining his family for a funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Markle is pregnant and it is not clear if she will join her husband.
Tracked Explosive remarks last month by Oprah WinfreyIt is also unclear if Megan will simply act as an awkward distraction during this mourning period they were To appear for burial and service.
Read a message from Buckingham Palace on Friday:
It is with great regret that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Harry and Meghan made it clear in the aforementioned Oprah interview that they weren’t close to many members of the royal family.
But Harry was on good terms with Prince Philip.
They are often seen smiling and joking while they go on formal outings together.
Philip also played a significant role in the lives of Prince William and Prince Harry after the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997.
Although he retired from public service in 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh has been present at several major family attractions – such as Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018.
He was also present for a historic photo shoot after the birth of the couple’s first child, Archie, in May 2019.
See for yourself below:
Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama shared a nice message earlier today in the wake of Philip’s death.
The former Commander in Chief wrote:
“By his extraordinary example, His Royal Highness Prince Philip proved that a true partnership has room for ambition and self-denial – all in the service of something greater.
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, the royal family and the British people.”
President Joe Biden issued a statement of his own Friday, writing:
“Jill and I keep the children of the Queen and Prince Philip and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.”
“On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all members of the Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“Over the course of his 99-year life, he has seen our world change dramatically and repeatedly.”