Princess Anne says ‘life will be different’ without dad Philip in moving tribute

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Princess Anne has paid tribute to Prince Philip, saying "life without him will be completely different" in a poignant tribute to her dad.

The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on Friday, and Anne became the latest senior member of the Royal Family to pay her respects publicly.

Anne, the second of four children Philip had with the Queen, said of his role as the monarch's consort: "It must have evolved quite dramatically from the early stages.

"In all sorts of ways (life would be different without him), in terms of within our family its fundamental as without him it would be completely different.

"But I think also from society’s perspective – he's been able to keep pace with the kind of technological changes that have such an impact… but at the bottom of all that, it’s not about the technology it’s about the people."

Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history and was married to the Queen for a staggering 73 years.

Youngest son Prince Edward also paid tribute to his dad.

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He said: "My parents have been such a fantastic support to each other during all those years and all those events and all those tours and events overseas.

"The public image that certain parts of the media would portray was always an unfair depiction. He used to give them as good as he got and always in a very entertaining way..

“He had a wonderful sense of humour but of course you can always misinterpret something or turn it against them, so it sounds like its not right.

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"But anyone who had the privilege to hear him speak said it was his humour which always came through and the twinkle in his eye.”

Anne and Edward spoke about their dad in a documentary airing at 9pm on Friday evening called Prince Philip: A Royal Life with ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship.

Preparations are now underway for Philip's funeral as the Royal Family and the nation enters a period of mourning.

Tributes poured in from around the world, with Prince Harry and Prince William both paying their respects to their late grandfather.

It is said to be likely that Harry will attend Philip's funeral in what would be his first visit to the UK in a year.

Politicians and public figures also paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.

  • Boris Johnson
  • Prince Harry
  • Prince Philip
  • Prince William
  • Queen
  • Vladimir Putin
  • ITV
  • Royal Family
  • Princess Anne
  • Prince Edward
  • Joe Biden

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