Prince Harry pays tribute to his ‘granny’ in first words since death of Queen
rince Harry has paid a heartfelt tribute to his “granny” in his first words since the death of the Queen.
Harry and wife Meghan put on a united front with Prince William, the new Prince of Wales, and his wife Kate, the new Princess of Wales, on Saturday, speaking to well wishers at Windsor Castle.
In a statement released on archewell.com on Monday, Harry paid tribute to his “guiding compass” the Queen, adding: “I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.”
“I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between.
“You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III. Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice.
“Thank you for your infectious smile. We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace.”
The Duke of Sussex also paid tribute to his father the King, saying: “We now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III.”
“In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen—and in mourning her loss—we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty.
“She was globally admired and respected.
“Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy.
“Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now: “Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.”