Sophie Wessex says the “Queen has been amazing” following the loss of her husband, Prince Philip

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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The Countess of Wessex said the “Queen has been amazing” following the sad loss of her husband, Prince Philip last Friday (9 April).

Sophie Wessex made the remark to Sky News yesterday (11 April) after she and her husband Prince Andrew, the youngest son of the Queen and Prince Philip, visited Her Majesty at Windsor Castle.

The Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward spoke outside the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor with their daughter Lady Louise Windsor, where they addressed members of the congregation.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

According to Sky News, the Countess said Prince Philip’s passing was "so gentle. It was just like somebody took him by the hand and off he went,” adding that it was “very, very peaceful and that’s all you want for somebody isn’t it?”

Prince Edward admitted that he was still trying to “come to terms with” his father’s loss, saying, "It's been a bit of a shock. However much one tries to prepare oneself for this it's still a dreadful shock and we're still trying to come to terms with that.”

It was confirmed on Friday 9 April that Prince Philip had passed away at the age of 99, after 73 years of marriage to the Queen and more than seven decades of service as her official consort.

The following day (10 April), gun salutes in commemoration were fired across the UK, Gibraltar and on Navy ships at sea, honouring the Duke of Edinburgh’s life and long service to the military.

It has also been announced that Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on 17 April at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

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