Sophie, Countess of Wessex, shared over the weekend about her father-in-law Prince Philip’s “peaceable” last moments. The Duke of Edinburgh died Friday at age 99 at Windsor Fortress.
Sophie, who’s married to Queen Elizabeth and Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, mentioned the prince’s dying “was proper for him” and “was so light.”
“It was identical to somebody took him by the hand and off he went,” the countess mentioned in a video captured by ITV on Sunday. “It was very, very peaceable and that’s all you need for any individual, isn’t it?”
“I believe it’s so a lot simpler for the individual that goes than the people who find themselves left behind. We’re all sitting right here one another going ‘that is terrible,’” the countess added, in keeping with the ITV report. “However equally, have a look at all of the tributes. It’s simply superb.”
Edward additionally spoke about his father’s dying, describing it as “a little bit of a shock.”
“Nevertheless a lot one tries to organize oneself for one thing like this it’s nonetheless a dreadful shock,” Edward mentioned, including that it’s “very, very unhappy.”
Of the tributes pouring in for the duke from all over the world, the Earl of Wessex mentioned that whereas Philip, “might need been our father, grandfather, father-in-law” he additionally “meant a lot to so many different folks.”
Princess Anne and Princes Charles and Andrew additionally spoke about their father’s dying in separate appearances and tributes.
It was the primary time the general public heard from Andrew since he stepped again from public duties after a disastrous BBC “Newsnight” interview in November 2019, over his ties with Jeffrey Epstein.
“I really feel very sorry and supportive of my mom, who’s feeling it, I believe, in all probability greater than all people else,” the Duke of York mentioned over the weekend. “The queen ― as you’d count on ― is an extremely stoic individual. She described his passing as a miracle.”
“She described it as having left an enormous void in her life. However we, the household, those which are near her, are rallying round to guarantee that we’re there to help her,” Andrew added. “And I do know that there’s a large quantity of help not only for her, however for everyone, as we undergo this huge change.”
Prince William and Prince Harry later launched separate statements of their very own on Monday. The Duke of Cambridge referred to as his grandfather “a rare man” in his touching tribute, whereas the Duke of Sussex referred to the Duke of Edinburgh as “grasp of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky proper ’til the tip.”
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