Princess Eugenie's Instagram Tribute To Prince Philip Recounts Their Sweet Bond
Princess Eugenie has broken her silence on Prince Philip's passing, and her tribute was so touching. Eugenie took to Instagram on April 14 to reflect on her grandfather's life and made it clear just how much he impacted hers. Grab the tissues, because Princess Eugenie's Instagram tribute to Prince Philip is a tear-jerker.
Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 on April 9, and his death was confirmed by the palace in an official statement. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle," the palace confirmed on Twitter.
Soon after, loving tributes came pouring in. Both Prince William and Harry released statements about their grandfather's passing, and the Queen remarked it left a "huge void." Five days after the Duke's death, Eugenie spoke out with a lengthy statement of her own.
"Dearest Grandpa, we all miss you," Eugenie began. "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."
The Princess continued by reflecting on her most special memories with her grandfather. "I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read," she wrote. "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. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer."
You can see Eugenie's tribute below.
Eugenie closed out her post by saying her grandfather will live on through his ancestors.
"I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren," she said. "Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you."
Although the royals all released separate statements, their words about Prince Philip had one thing is common: they revealed how much he impacted their lives.