Prince Charles shares emotional slideshow of his life with “papa” Prince Philip

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

Prince Charles’ has shared an emotional slideshow documenting his life with his father Prince Philip, on the official Clarence House instagram.

Alongside the video is Prince Charles' touching tribute to his “papa”, honouring him as a family man as well as a dedicated working royal:

“My father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth… My dear Papa was a very special person.”

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The slideshow begins with a black and white photograph of the Queen and Prince Philip with Prince Charles as a child, before moving through more than 70 years of memories of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Images of Prince Charles with his late father in military uniform as a man sit alongside photographs of him holding his father’s hand as a small child, as well as of trips out sailing and being pushed by Prince Philip on a swing.

Throughout the family collection are charming snapshots of the Duke and the Queen, laughing together and smiling side by side throughout the years.

The post showcases the personal family life of Prince Philip and his relationship with his oldest son and heir to the throne, as well as highlighting his work with 992 organisations throughout his lifetime.

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The roles included supporting conservation, education, sports and welfare as well as his legacy with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award scheme.

Prince Philip sadly passed away last (Friday 9 April) and the family have made a number of moving tributes to the Duke.

Sophie Wessex, wife of the Queen and Prince Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, said the “Queen has been amazing” since the loss of her husband.

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