Princess Royal, Anne has paid a glowing tribute to her father, and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
Prince Philip passed away Friday in Windsor at the age of 99 and the loss shook the royal family, with several members finding ways to pay tribute to the late family patriarch.
Princess Royal Anne, who is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, in a social media post released on Sunday 11th April 2021, described the late Duke of Edinburgh as her teacher, supporter and critic. “But mostly it is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate,” she said.
The full statement by Princess Royal, Anne reads:
“It is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate.
You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready. My father has been my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but mostly it is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate.
His ability to treat every person as an individual in their own right with their own skills comes through all the organisations with which he was involved.
I regard it as an honour and a privilege to have been asked to follow in his footsteps and it has been a pleasure to have kept him in touch with their activities. I know how much he meant to them, in the UK, across the Commonwealth and in the wider world.
I would like to emphasise how much the family appreciate the messages and memories of so many people whose lives he also touched. We will miss him but he leaves a legacy which can inspire us all,” the statement had said.