The Queen has described the death of her husband the Duke of Edinburgh as “having left a huge void in her life”.
The Duke of York revealed the personal feelings of his mother the Queen after attending a church service where members of the royal family said prayers for Philip as the nation remembered him.
He movingly described the passing of his father as resonating with many people, saying: “We’ve lost the grandfather of the nation.”
Andrew was joined at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, by the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise Windsor for a Sunday service.
The duke said about his father’s death: “She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we the family – the ones that are closer – are rallying round to make sure we’re there…”
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to Philip during a remembrance service at Canterbury Cathedral and described the duke as someone who had a “remarkable willingness” to “take the hand he was dealt in life”.