Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared a touching message with royal fans to thank them after they were sent notes of sympathy following the Duke of Edinburgh‘s death.
The Duke, 38, and Duchess of Cambridge, 39, have revealed their three children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, are missing their ‘much loved’ great-grandfather Prince Philip who died on April 9th at the age of 99.
In a response to a royal fan, who posted the reply on Instagram, Prince William and Kate sent a card and a heartfelt note to thank fans for the many thoughtful messages.
The note read: ‘Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly moved by the many thoughtful messages they have received in recent weeks… They will all miss their much loved grandfather and great-grandfather, but your message has provided great comfort at this difficult time.’
‘Much loved’: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed their three children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, (pictured together) are missing their great-grandfather Prince Philip
The card, which included a picture of a smiling Prince Philip in his military uniform, read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.’
Royal fans loved the touching note, with some saying that it was a ‘beautiful reply’ and expressing their condolences.
Following Prince Philip’s death, the Cambridge’s released previously unseen photographs of the Duke of Edinburgh with his great-grandchildren on their Instagram page, Kensington Royal.
In one photograph, the Queen, 94, and the Duke sat alongside seven of their great-grandchildren, with the ‘relaxed’ monarch holding a then-baby Prince Louis in her arms.
Prince William and Kate Middleton shared the touching message with royal fans in response to notes of sympathy including a picture of a smiling Prince Philip in his military uniform
The note from the Cambridge’s to their royal fans said they all miss their ‘much loved’ great-grandfather and have been ‘incredibly moved’ by the many thoughtful messages
Prince George and Princess Charlotte could be seen offering a cheeky smile in the picture, while Peter’s elder daughter Savannah Phillips poses alongside Zara Tindall’s daughters Mia and Lena.
The photograph does not include the couple’s three youngest grandchildren, who were born in the last few years.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their son Archie Harrison in May 2019, while Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall both gave birth to their sons this year, who they named after the Duke.
A second picture of Her Majesty and her husband was shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram page, and showed the couple posing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a visit to Balmoral in 2015.
Prince William and Kate Middleton released a touching photo of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen with their seven great-grandchildren following the Duke’s death on April 9th at the age of 99. The image shows the 94-year-old monarch and her husband with Prince George, Prince Louis, Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall
A second picture of Her Majesty and her husband was shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram page, and showed the couple posing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a visit to Balmoral in 2015
The caption read: ‘Today we share, along with Members of the Royal Family, photographs of The Duke of Edinburgh, remembering him as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather.’
The thank you note comes after Prince Charles shared a touching childhood picture with royal fans to thank them after they sent notes of sympathy to Clarence House following the Duke of Edinburgh‘s death.
The Prince of Wales, 72, has been sending cards to royal fans who have expressed their condolences following Prince Philip’s death on April 9th at the age of 99.
One fan shared on Instagram how they’d received the card, which included an erstwhile photo of father-and-son on a boating trip.
The photograph was accompanied by a printed letter written by Prince Charles, thanking the person for their letter of good wishes.
The Prince of Wales, 72, has been sending cards to royal fans who have expressed their condolences to Clarence House following Prince Philips’ death on April 9th. Charles shared this picture of them on a motorboat, dating back to his childhood, in the notes sent out
A typed note accompanied the picture of Prince Charles and Prince Philip, in which the Prince of Wales said letters of sympathy had been of ‘great comfort to him’
Royal fans on social media said the sweet photo was ‘nostalgic’ while some noted it was appropriate Charles would share a picture of him and Philip on a boat, since they both served in the Royal Navy.
The letter accompanying the picture read: ‘The Prince of Wales thanks you so much for your very kind message of sympathy.
‘His Royal Highness has been enormously touched by the many generous messages that have been received in recent days; they have provided great comfort at this very sad time,’ it went on.
‘The Prince of Wales sends you his warmest thanks and best wishes,’ he added.
In the picture, a young Charles is sat next to his father as they speed along in a motorboat. Prince Philip, wearing a jumper, is sat at the helm, confidently looking ahead, while his eldest son looks at him smiling.
This photographed father-and-son moment captured Philip and Charles’ shared interest for sailing and water sports. In 1971, aged 23, Charles followed into his father and grandfather’s footsteps and decided to serve in the Royal Navy.