The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, praised the Queen’s kindness, generosity and sense of humour.
Prince William has praised his late grandmother, the Queen, and has revealed he felt “privileged” to witness her private side, “as a grandmother and great-grandmother”.
The Duke of Cambridge made the affectionate declarations after a month after her grandmother’s death. The father-of-three cute children also reflected on his grandmother’s commitment to a life of public service.
“After almost ninety-six years, we find ourselves in a world that has changed dramatically, almost beyond recognition to the world that the Queen was born into, but where the role of charity, family, duty and compassion persevered,” he told.
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“I think I speak for my generation when I say that the example and continuity provided by The Queen is not only very rare among leaders but a great source of pride and reassurance.”
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Prince Charles’ son also paid tribute to the Queen’s “kindness, sense of humour and her love of family”. “From a personal point of view, I am privileged to witness the private side of The Queen, as a grandmother and great-grandmother.”
The Queen’s kindness and sense of humour, her innate sense of calm and perspective, and her love of family and home were all attributes I experience first-hand.” Reflecting on the role of his grandfather, Prince Philip, he says: “I should add that no mention of the Queen is complete without paying tribute to my grandfather Prince Philip, who has devoted his life to supporting her”.
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All these excerpts are taken from a book. The book was published on 27 August 2015 and forms part of a series of short histories of Britain’s sovereigns entitled Penguin Monarchs, published by Penguin Books. You can even order this book online.
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