Princess Eugenie posts sweet tribute to Prince Philip

Sarah Ilston
·2-min read
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo

Princess Eugenie has paid tribute to her grandfather Prince Philip, after he sadly passed away on Friday 9th April.

Taking to her Instagram, the princess — who is one of the Queen and Prince Philip's eight grandchildren — posted two sweet photos on the social media site, alongside a loving caption paying tribute to her 'grandpa' and promising to look after the Queen for him.

The first picture is a more recent snap of 31-year-old Eugenie and sister Princess Beatrice from a few years ago, standing and pointing and laughing at something in the distance with the Duke of Edinburgh, and the second is an adorable photograph of the prince patting a much younger Eugenie on the head.

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In the moving caption, the Queen's sixth eldest grandchild wrote: '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. ⁣

'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.'

Reminiscing on her own childhood with the duke, Eugenie shared personal anecdotes that echoed Prince Harry's lighthearted tribute to the 'legend of banter' earlier this week.

'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.

'I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren.'

Finally, she added that his wife of 74 years, the Queen, would be looked after by the family in his absence: '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.'

This latest tribute follows heartfelt messages posted by the royal family in recent days, including the Queen's other grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as his children Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

Yesterday, the royal family shared a previously unseen photo of the Queen and Philip with with their great-grandchildren, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, as the Queen returned to work for the first time since his death on Friday.

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