Prince Philip died this Friday, April 9 at the age of 99 years at Windsor Castle. It is via the website of their foundation Archewell, that his grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have paid him a discreet tribute.
The royal family is in mourning since the announcement this Friday, April 9, of the death of Prince Philip at the age of 99 years. The Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” in the morning at Windsor Castle, as a statement from Buckingham Palace made known. Since this announcement, no member of the royal family has spoken to react directly to the sad news. Only Kate and William have greeted the Prince Consort, posting a black and white photo of him in an Instagram story.
While their reaction was very expected, it is via the site of their foundation Archewell that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to the pillar of the Windsor clan. Indeed, the Sussex, who decided to withdraw from social networks, replaced the homepage of their website with the following message: “In memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021). Thank you for your work, you will be greatly missed”. A discreet wink but enough to show the emotion of the parents of Archie.
Harry soon back in the UK?
Upset by the death of his grandfather, Harry would be ready to join very quickly England, where he did not put the feet since one year. In any case, this is what a person close to the Sussex family told the Daily Mail: “He wants to be there for his family, and in particular for his grandmother, during this horrible time,” said the source, who said that it is not certain that Meghan will be part of the trip: “Meghan is obviously pregnant, so she will have to seek advice from her doctors to know if it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will certainly go.”
Death of Prince Philip: Harry’s eternal regrets
Died this Friday, April 9 at the age of 99 years, Prince Philip plunges his family in a great sadness, especially Prince Harry. But if this one nourishes real regrets from across the Atlantic, he addressed a last tribute to his grandfather.
Prince Philip has gone, this Friday, April 9. While he had been able to join his apartments in Windsor after a month of hospitalization, the Duke of Edinburgh has finally breathed his last at the age of 99 years. If the sky is darkening for the whole royal family, the news is particularly difficult to digest for Prince Harry. Exiled across the Atlantic and at the heart of a storm from which the deceased was preserved, the Duke of Sussex has paid a sober tribute to his grandfather on the website of his foundation Archewell. A laconic message that, for some, can not honor their complicit relationship.
Bonds woven since the adolescence of the son of Prince Charles. The two men shared the same dedication to the army. The decision of the Crown to deprive the Duke of Sussex of his military titles had greatly offended Harry, who admired his grandfather, himself Captain General of the Royal Marines for 65 years. But nothing hurt Prince Philip more than to see the relationship between his grandson and the rest of the royal family deteriorate over the years. Prince Harry will have a hard time coming to terms with this loss, as he has many regrets about the consequences of his departure from the monarchy.
Resentment and sadness
This Megxit, Prince Philip had, however, seen it coming from very far. Weakened, the Duke of Edinburgh had not participated in the last discussions with Prince Harry before his departure to Los Angeles. A denouement that plunged the Duke of Sussex into great sadness, he who had to face many remorse, until the end of the life of his grandfather. While the explosive interview of the Sussexes with Oprah Winfrey was broadcast, the Duke of Edinburgh was still in the hospital, fighting for his life. An unfortunate combination of circumstances, which had made his grandson feel guilty. One of Harry’s biggest regrets will remain, however, the distance that prevented Prince Philip from seeing little Archie. “There is so much resentment and sadness in this episode that has affected everyone. Neither the Queen nor the Duke have seen their great-grandson since last fall. They have always been there for Harry so it’s really painful,” a source told the British media.
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