Princess Eugenie has penned an emotional tribute to Prince Philip as she said she would remember his ‘spectacular life’.
In the post, Eugenie said she ‘would remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read’ as well as her grandfather’s ‘favourite beer’ and BBQing ability.
She finished the statement by posting: ‘Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.’
Princess Eugenie, 30, has penned an emotional tribute to Prince Philip days after he died as she said she would remember his ‘spectacular life’ (pictured, On The Royal Balcony At The Investec Derby Festival At Epsom In Surrey in 2017)
She posted: ‘Dearest Grandpa, we all miss you. You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days.
’People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them.
’I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy.
‘I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day.
The mother-of-one went on to share several images with her grandfather, including one photo showing Prince Philip patting her affectionately on the head outside church in Sandringham in 1998
‘I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer.
’I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren.’
She finished the post by thanking the Duke for his service, before signing off: ‘With all my love, Eugenie.’
The royal shared two images alongside the emotional post, including one alongside sister Princess Beatrice on The Royal Balcony At The Investec Derby Festival At Epsom In Surrey in 2017.
Another shows Prince Philip patting a then eight-year-old Eugenie affectionately on the head on Christmas Day at Sandringham in 1998.
Eugenie shared the lengthy tribute online as she said she ‘would remember’ her grandfather’s ‘spectacular life’
Eugenie paid tribute to her beloved grandfather earlier this year by naming her newborn son after him.
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who married in October 2018, named their first child, a son born in February, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.
Due to lockdown restrictions, it is thought that Eugenie never had the opportunity to introduce her newborn sons to her grandfather before his death on Friday at the age of 99.
Looked up to as the patriarch of his family, Prince Philip became a mentor for younger royals who continued to turn to him over the years.
Eugenie once described him as the rock of the family.
Prince Philip became a mentor for younger royals who continued to turn to him over the years, with Eugenie previously describing her grandfather as the rock of the family (pictured together at Eugenie and Jack’s wedding in 2018)
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who married in October 2018, named their first child, a son born in February, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. Pictured, the couple with their son in an Instagram snap
Speaking in the 2016 ITV documentary Our Queen at Ninety, Princess Eugenie said of Philip: ‘I think Grandpa is incredible. He really is strong and consistent. He’s been there for all these years, and I think he’s the rock, you know, for all of us.’
The Duke of Edinburgh showed his dedication to his granddaughters in turn by making rare public appearances to attend Eugenie and Beatrice’s weddings.
The Queen announced her husband’s death on Friday as the Union Flag was lowered to half-mast outside Buckingham Palace.
The Royal Family said in a statement: ‘It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss’.
It is no doubt a source of huge sadness to new mother Princess Eugenie that Philip didn’t get to meet her newborn son, after describing her grandfather as the family’s rock. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are pictured earlier this month with August Philip Hawke Brooksbank
His funeral will be a small family service at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle before the duke is buried in Frogmore Gardens, where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were laid to rest.
The Queen stoically returned to royal duties yesterday as she hosted a retirement ceremony for the former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel on Tuesday.
As touching tributes flooded in from across the nation for the duke, including flowers left at residences such as Windsor and Buckingham Palace, the family announced a two-week period of royal mourning.
But, in a move that typifies the Queen’s deep sense of duty, she returned early to bid farewell to Earl Peel – a key royal aide who is retiring after 14 years of service.
Earl Peel was the Lord Chamberlain, which is the most senior officer role in the royal household. He had been overseeing arrangements for the duke’s funeral – known as Operation Forth Bridge.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi leave The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, after their wedding in July 2020, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh also pictured – in a rare outing for Philip