Prince Andrew Shares His Thoughts On The Death Of Prince Philip

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9, 2021. He was 99 years old and was survived by his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, whom he wed on November 20, 1947. Together, they had four children — Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward — eight grandchildren — Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn — and 10 great-grandchildren (via Biography).

Over the past couple of days, the royal family has spoken out about the passing of the duke, including Prince Andrew. When he spoke to reporters on April 11, it was his first time speaking in public since he took a step back from the public in 2019 due to his link to Jeffrey Epstein (via People).

As the queen and the duke's third child, he was titled Prince Andrew and then was called The Duke of York after his marriage to Sarah Ferguson, which lasted from 1986 to 1996 , per the official website for the royal family.

Prince Andrew: 'We've lost almost the grandfather of the nation'

During a special service at the Royal Chapel in Windsor Great Park, according to People, Prince Andrew shared his thoughts of the late Prince Philip. "I loved him as a father. He was so calm ... He was always someone you could go to, and he would always listen."

The Duke of York also shared his thoughts on Queen Elizabeth II during this time. "I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who's feeling it, I think, probably more than everyone else. The queen, as you'd expect, is an incredibly stoic person. She described his passing as a miracle. She's contemplating, I think is the way that I would put it. She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we, the family, the ones that are close to her, are rallying around to make sure we are there to support her."

Prince Andrew summarized this loss in a beautiful way: "We've lost almost the grandfather of the nation."