Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sheds new light on Prince Philips’ last hours after his death at the age of 99.
The wife of Prince Edward spoke outside the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor on Sunday, where she and other members of the royal family attended a service on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The royal, 56, painted a calm and “peaceful” picture of Philip’s last hours and told Sky News that although it was shocking, the queen’s husband was still a dignified moment.
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“It was right for him and you know it was so gentle. It was like someone took him by the hand and then he left. Very, very peaceful and that’s all you want for someone, is not it? ? ” she said.
The Countess of Wessex continued: “So I think it’s so much easier for the person who walks than the people who are left behind. We all sit here and look at each other and walk” this is awful. “But then you have to look at all the tributes. It’s just amazing.”
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She joins the many royals who have spoken in honor of the late Duke of Edinburgh. Most recently, his grandson, Prince William, spoke to honor him ahead of his funeral on April 17.
“My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service — to his country and the Commonwealth, to his wife and queen, and to our family,” his statement began.
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William, 38, continued: “I feel fortunate to have not only had his example to guide me, but his sustained presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful for , that my wife so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandfather who comes to gather them in his carriage and see for himself his contagious sense of adventure as well as his vicious sense of humor!”
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“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation,” William shared. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support the Queen for years to come. I will miss my grandfather, but I know he wants us to continue with the job. “