Princess Eugenie shares heartbreaking tribute following Prince Philip's passing

Princess Eugenie shares an emotional letter to her grandfather on Instagram, following his passing

Princess Eugenie on day three, Ladies Day, of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2019 in Ascot
(Image credit: Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie has shared a lovely image of her grandfather with an emotional caption that discusses the loss she feels following his recent death. 

Prince Philip sadly passed away on Friday 9th April 2021 at the age of 99.

• The Duke's granddaughter, Princess Eugenie has taken to Instagram to share a letter to the late Duke with her followers.

• In other Royal news, 'United in grief' Prince Harry and Prince William to walk shoulder to shoulder at Prince Philip's funeral

The Princess posted an adorable throwback photo of herself as a child joking around with the Duke as he gently patted her on the head. She also posted a more recent photograph of herself as an adult at an event with her grandfather, Prince Philip, and her sister, Princess Beatrice.

The Princess captioned the images, "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." She spoke about the public reaction to his death and the sudden outpouring of fond memories of the Duke, "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," she said.

She then reflected on her personal memories with her grandfather. "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.⁣I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer," she said.

She then concluded her post with how she will remember her grandfather. "I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren." 

She then ended the letter by promising to look after his wife, the Queen."⁣Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you. ⁣With all my love, Eugenie," she said. 

Princess Eugenie isn't the first member of the Royal family to pay tribute to Prince Phillip. Princess Anne also released a heartfelt tribute to her father Prince Philip and his inspirational legacy on Instagram. Prince William and Kate also made a lovely post about the late Duke. 

Prince William's father, Prince Charles also made a heartfelt speech about his 'dear papa' following the Duke of Edinburgh's death. Similarly, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle paid tribute to the late Duke on their business website Archwell. 

It has been confirmed that the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral will take place on the 17th April 2021 and due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, only 30 members of the Royal family will be allowed to attend this event. It was also confirmed that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will not be attending Prince Phillip's funeral.

Prince Harry's wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will not be attending the Prince's funeral. Prince Harry was spotted recently arriving in England alone ahead of his grandfather's funeral. 

Prince Harry is currently staying with Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank at their home Frogmore Cottage. It is thought that Harry has now also met the couple's young son August, who was named after Prince Philip

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