Sovereign Charles honors his dad Ruler Philip: He's missed 'immensely'


Ruler Charles offered a genuine accolade for his "dear Daddy,'' on Saturday, that very day Buckingham Castle authorities shared subtleties of a regal burial service got ready for one week from now. 

The Sovereign of Ridges, 72, shared a video message saying the imperial family was "profoundly thankful" for the overflowing of help they've gotten following the demise Friday of his kid father, Ruler Philip. The beneficiary to the seat said he was moved by the quantity of individuals all throughout the planet who have shared his family's misfortune and distress.

"I especially needed to say that my dad, for I guess the most recent 70 years, has given the most astounding committed support of The Sovereign, to my family, and to the country, yet additionally to the entire of the District. Also, as you can envision, my family and I miss my dad gigantically. He was a much adored and liked figure and separated from whatever else I can envision he would be so profoundly contacted by the quantity of others here and somewhere else all throughout the planet and the Ward who additionally I think, sympathize with our misfortune and our distress," Charles said, talking from his southwestern Britain home of Highgrove.

My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him,″ he continued. "And from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time.’’
Britain's Prince Charles addresses the media, outside Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, England, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Britain’s Prince Charles says the royal family are "deeply grateful’’ for the outpouring of support they’ve received following the death of his father, Prince Philip.  (UK Pool via AP)

Philip’s ceremonial funeral will take place April 17 at Windsor Castle — a slimmed-down service amid the COVID-19 pandemic that will be entirely closed to the public. The palace insisted the royals would strictly adhere to national virus guidelines, measures that in theory would entail mask wearing in an enclosed space and social distancing. The palace declined to comment on specifics.

Philip, the queen's husband of 73 years who was also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, took part in planning his own funeral and its focus on family was in accordance with his wishes. The duke also took part in designing the modified Land Rover that will carry his coffin.
Prince Harry, Philip’s grandson who stepped away from royal duties last year and now lives in California, will attend the service at Windsor along with other members of the royal family. His wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and has been advised by her doctor not to make the long journey to the U.K.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died, it was announced on Friday, April 9, 2021. He was 99. Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle. Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British history.  (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Another no-show will be Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose office said he would not attend because current coronavirus restrictions limit funerals to 30 people, so by staying away that would "allow for as many family members as possible.''

Earlier Saturday, military teams across the U.K. and on ships at sea fired 41-gun salutes to mark Philip's death, honoring the former naval officer whom they considered one of their own.
Batteries in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast — the capitals of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom — as well as other cities around the U.K. and the Mediterranean outpost of Gibraltar fired the volleys at one-minute intervals beginning at midday. Ships including the HMS Montrose, a frigate patrolling the Persian Gulf, offered their own salutes.

"The Duke of Edinburgh served among us during the Second World War, and he remained devoted to the Royal Navy and the Armed Forces as a whole," Gen. Nick Carter, chief of the defense staff, said in a statement. "A life well-lived. His Royal Highness leaves us with a legacy of indomitable spirit, steadfastness and an unshakeable sense of duty."
Philip joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1939 and once had a promising military career. In 1941, he was honored for his service during the battle of Cape Matapan off the coast of Greece, when his control of searchlights aboard the HMS Valiant allowed the battleship to pinpoint enemy vessels in the dark. Philip rose to the rank of commander before he retired from active duty.
Two years after the war ended, Philip married Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey when she was 21 and he was 26. Philip’s naval career came to an abrupt end when King George VI died in 1952 and his wife became queen.

At the queen’s coronation in 1953, Philip swore to be his wife’s "liege man of life and limb" and settled into a life supporting the monarch. The couple had four children — Charles, the heir to the throne, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
Before he retired from official duties in 2017, the prince carried out more than 22,000 solo public engagements and supported over 780 organizations, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for young people.

Members of the public continued to honor Philip’s life of service, leaving flowers Saturday outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.