Prince Harry issues statement following the death of Prince Philip
"Master of the barbecue, legend of banter."
Prince Harry has released a statement following the recent passing of his grandfather, Prince Philip.
The Duke of Sussex described his grandfather as "a man of service, honour and great humour".
He went on to say that whilst the Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered by the country as the longest reigning consort and a decorated serviceman, he will be remembered by Harry as "my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end".
The Duke of Sussex also described Prince Philip as "a rock for Her Majesty The Queen" and that "he would say to us all, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"
He finished the statement by saying that the Duke of Edinburgh, who was 99 years old when he passed away, will be "sorely missed, but always remembered" and that his wife Meghan, son Archie and future great-granddaughter "will always hold a special place for you in our hearts".
BREAKING: Statement from Prince Harry on his late grandfather ⬇️
"Like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end." pic.twitter.com/NEOEIzqFM4
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Harry is currently in the UK for the Duke's funeral on Saturday, having flown over from his home in LA ahead of the service.