Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, issued a statement Monday in honor of his life and legacy Prince Philip, who passed away last weekAnd remember him as a public servant and as a grandfather.
“My grandfather’s century is determined by service – for his country and the Commonwealth, for his wife and queen, and for our family,” William said in a statement posted on Kensington Palace’s social media accounts.
William said, “I feel fortunate to have not only had his example to guide me, but his everlasting presence is good in my adult life – during good times and hard days alike.”
The picture William shared showed his grandfather riding in a carriage with William’s eldest son, Prince George, who is third in line to the throne.
Prince Harry, William’s brother, will return from the United States to serve, but his pregnant wife, Megan, Duchess of Sussex, has been advised by doctors not to fly.
In the statement, Prince William said he is grateful to his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for having known his grandfather for many years.
William added, “I will never surrender to the special memories my children will always keep about their great-grandfather who came to collect them in his cart and see his contagious sense of adventure as well as a hurtful sense of humor.”
“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation,” he said. “Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted and support the Queen in the years to come. I will miss my grandfather, but I know he wants us to keep working.”