Prince Harry to reunite with Royal Family for 'historic' Prince Philip tribute

Prince Harry will appear alongside Prince Charles and the Queen in an upcoming tribute to the late Prince Philip

Prince Harry will appear alongside Prince Charles and the Queen in an upcoming tribute to the late Prince Philip
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After months of anticipation, a Royal Family reunion is finally happening. 

Prince Harry will link up with his British relatives for an upcoming television tribute to Prince Philip, who died aged 99 in April, for the first time since his attending his grandfather's funeral at Windsor Castle

The highly-anticipated program, which will air on BBC later this month, will see the over twelve royals—including all four of the Queen’s children—come together for an hour of reminiscing on the late Duke of Edinburgh. The ‘historic tribute’ was originally commissioned in celebration of his 100th birthday in June, but will now be broadcast in honor of his incredible life and lasting legacy. 

Viewers can look forward to footage from the Queen’s private cine-film collection, as well as insightful interviews with Philip’s surviving family members and staff. 

BBC’s cameras have also been granted privileged access to the Duke’s private study, library, and office, which can be found on the first floor of Buckingham Palace. Philip’s personal quarters have never been shown to the public before, but have been described by royal writer Brian Hoey as ‘functional’ and ‘workmanlike’. 

Queen Elizabeth II chats to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she takes part in the naming ceremony for the P&O Cruises vessel at Ocean Cruise Terminal on March 10, 2015 in Southampton, England

Prince Philip and the Queen in 2015

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“For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh,” the BBC said in a statement. 

Prince Philip’s death in April came as a devastating loss to the Royal Family, marking the loss of the longest-serving royal consort in the history of the British monarchy. His funeral was attended by just 30 guests due to COVID-19 restrictions, with Prince Harry flying home to London for the first time since his controversial emigration to the US with his wife Meghan Markle. The Duke of Sussex flew back to the UK again in July for Princess Diana's statue unveiling at Kensington Palace alongside Prince William but did not see his father, Prince Charles, during the visit. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.