Over a month on from the passing of Prince Philip, William and Kate have spoken about the affect his death has had upon their children.

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On the morning of April 9th, it was announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly died.


He was ninety-nine-years-old.

Since the tragic news broke, tributes from fans, celebrities, and politicians alike were quick to flood in.

In their own statement, the royal family wrote:

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."

And, in his own statement, Prince William paid tribute to his grandfather.


"My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."

The heartfelt statement continued:


"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had 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-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humor!"


He finished the emotional statement by writing:

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

William accompanied his tribute with a never-before-seen photograph of the Duke with his son, Prince George.

And now, over a month on from his death, William has provided an update on how the family are coping with the loss.

In a letter sent to an Instagram user who goes by the name of Miss Royal Replies, both William and Kate gave an insight into their grieving process.


Miss Royal Replies uploaded a photograph of the typed note, presumably sent in response to one of her letters to the Cambridges next to a photograph of Prince Philip in military uniform.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh," the letter reads.


"Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks."

The letter continued:


"They [George, Charlotte, and Louis] will all miss their much-loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time."

You can see the full post below.

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