Prince Charles has publicly spoken for the first time in the aftermath of his late father's passing, sharing a brief yet emotional video message reflecting on Prince Philip's death.
"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him,'' the 72-year-old explained from outside his home in Highgrove on Saturday April 10, the day after The Duke Of Edinburgh's death.
"As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow," Charles said.
Prince Charles finished his address by saying his father would have been moved by the outpouring of love and support in the aftermath of his death.
"It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you."
Prince Charles' video message, which was shared across all of the Royal Family's social media accounts, was released just hours after Buckingham Palace announced further plans for Prince Philip's upcoming funeral.
His statement came hours after Buckingham Palace announced plans for the late royal's funeral, which will take place on April 17 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
A small, COVID safe service will take place next Saturday, April 17 at 3pm at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. As the UK is still in lockdown, only 30 family members will be able to attend the event.
The Palace confirmed the news of the 99-year-old's passing on Friday April 10, writing: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The statement continued: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course.
"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."