Princess Anne Paid Tribute to Prince Philip, Saying She Wasn't "Really Ready" to Lose Him

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Princess Anne Paid Tribute to Prince Philip, Saying She Wasn't "Really Ready" to Lose Him

Princess Anne is paying tribute to her late father, Prince Philip.

On Sunday, the Princess Royal, Philip's only daughter, shared a new statement about her father on the official royal family Instagram account. The royals posted Princess Anne's sweet statement along with a black and white picture of the father and daughter that was taken at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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In the caption, the Palace shared a special message Princess Anne prepared following the Duke of Edinburgh's death on Friday. Read her statement in full below:

“You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready. My father has been my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but mostly it is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate. His ability to treat every person as an individual in their own right with their own skills comes through all the organisations with which he was involved.

I regard it as an honour and a privilege to have been asked to follow in his footsteps and it has been a pleasure to have kept him in touch with their activities. I know how much he meant to them, in the UK, across the Commonwealth and in the wider world.

I would like to emphasise how much the family appreciate the messages and memories of so many people whose lives he also touched. We will miss him but he leaves a legacy which can inspire us all.”

In a prerecorded interview with ITV about her father, Princess Anne discussed the duke's legacy and said "life will be completely different" following her family's loss.

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