Prince Philip: William pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ grandfather

The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge in 2015

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The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, describing him as “an extraordinary man” from “an extraordinary generation”.

“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job,” Prince William said in a statement.

Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on Friday aged 99.

It comes as parliaments across the UK were recalled to remember the duke.

“My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family,” Prince William said.

“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.

“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.

“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

He added that he and his wife, Catherine, would “continue to do what he would have wanted and will support the Queen in the years ahead”.

The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge in 2006

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Meanwhile, peers have been remembering the duke in the House of Lords.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said Prince Philip led a life of “extraordinary service”, adding that “some rare people bring energy in to a room and the Duke of Edinburgh was one of these people”.

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