After the death of Elizabeth II, Prince Harry paid tribute to his late grandmother in a statement

Four days after the death of Elizabeth II, a statement signed by Prince Harry appeared on the Archewell Foundation website. The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II paid homage to the monarch there. In moving words, he remembers his deceased grandmother and recalls his most important meetings with the queen.

The statement Prince Harry published on the pages foundationwhich he founded after moving to the United States with his wife, Meghan Markle. According to earlier information, the Duke of Sussex he did not have time to say goodbye to the queen at Balmoral Castle where she died. Now, like the rest of the royal family, he is in London, participating in the ceremonies preceding the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday.

As he writes in a statement, mourning the loss of his grandmother and “Her Majesty”, he thinks of her as an example of dedication to service and responsibilities. “She has been admired and respected the world over. Her unwavering grace and dignity have remained the same throughout her life and will now remain her legacy forever.”

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Prince Harry about the late queen

Harry had some more personal memories as well. He recalled the words the queen had said after the death of her husband last year and his grandfather, Prince Philip, that “life consists of both the last breakups and the first meetings.”

“Grandma, as long as this last farewell makes us sad, I am forever grateful for all our first meetings – from the earliest memories of you from my childhood, through the first meeting with you as my Supreme Commander (here he referred to the years of service in the army – ed.), for the first moment when you met my beloved wife and hugged your great-grandchildren. I am happy about these shared moments and many other important moments between them. We already miss you very much. Not only we, but also the whole world. And while we’re at these first meetings, we’re just paying homage to my father in the new role of King Charles III. ” Harry emphasized.

Finally, he thanked the Queen for her dedication to service to the country and sound advice. But not only. “Thank you for your contagious smile. We also smile knowing that you and Grandpa are back together again, connected in peace.” – concluded the statement by the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Queen Elizabeth II with her grandchildren. Prince Harry and Prince WilliamTim Graham Photo Library / Getty Images

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