Queen Elizabeth described the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, as an event that left a “huge void in her life”. This was reported by Andrew, Duke of York, son of Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Paying homage to his father Andrea spoke of a great wave of affection towards him and underlined how Filippo had “always thought of others before himself”. The Duke of York called the tribute to his father “fantastic”. “We have lost the grandfather of the nation,” Andra said, speaking of a “tremendous loss” that nevertheless served to “unite the family” to help the queen.
This Sunday a mass was celebrated in Canterbury Cathedral, in which Archbishop Justin Welby, remembered Prince Philip. “For the royal family, as for any other peer, no words can describe the depth of pain this loss entails,” said Welby who will officiate at the funeral scheduled for Saturday at Windsor Castle.
Present, with Prince Andrew, the Duke and Countess of Wessex and their daughter, Lady Louise of Windsor. “The queen, as you can imagine, is an incredibly stoic person. She described the great emptiness that (Felipe) left in her life, but we, her family, who are close, are joining in for support,” she said. .