Princess Anne and Prince Edward pay tribute to father Prince Philip

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Princess Anne and Prince Edward have paid heartfelt tribute to late father Prince Philip in aired interviews after his death on Friday – with Princess Anne saying “life will be completely different” without him.

“Having someone you confide in and smile about things that you might not be able to in public – being able to share that is extremely important,” Prince Edward, 57, added of their father at the talks. discussions with ITV.

In the pre-recorded segments, which were due to be broadcast on the death of the Royal Patriarch, Princess Anne, 70, reflected on her father’s life as a young man and his legacy.

“Without it, life will be completely different,” she says. “But from a society’s point of view, he’s been able to keep pace with technological change that has such an impact… but above all, it’s not about technology, it’s about people.

Prince Philip with his daughter Princess Anne circa 1980.
Prince Philip with his daughter Princess Anne circa 1980.
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Edward praised his father’s unwavering commitment to their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 94.

“My parents have been such a tremendous support to each other during all these years and all these events and all these tours and events abroad,” he said.

Prince Edward and Prince Phillip together on National Day of Remembrance in 2015.
Prince Edward and Prince Phillip together on National Day of Remembrance in 2015.
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Prince Philip, known as the Duke of Edinburgh, “passed away peacefully” on Friday morning at the age of 99, the royal family said. He had been married to the Queen for 73 years.

Princess Anne also spoke about his ‘nomadic’ upbringing, as well as the hardships he faced growing up with parents with mental health issues.

“He was practically a refugee at this point because he literally had nowhere to go,” she said of her father.

Princess Anne took part in the badminton events in 1971.
Princess Anne took part in the badminton events in 1971.
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He eventually attended Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland, which had a positive ‘impact’ on him as a youth, the princess said.

But Prince Philip believed the most important learning came outside the classroom, she said.

“He believed there were things outside [of school] that were needed to help you develop as an individual, which capitalized on your strengths, and if it wasn’t academic, there were other things that would be your strength, ”she said. declared.

Prince Edward also congratulated his father on launching the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize, a youth program he founded in 1956.

“My father involved Lord Hunt to help shape his deployment, and of course that was one of his geniuses, being able to find the right people to take matters into their own hands and shape them,” he said. declared.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip with their children at Frogmore Estate in 1968.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip with their children at Frogmore Estate in 1968.
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Prince Philip is said to be buried at Windsor Castle ahead of his funeral in St George’s Chapel later this month.

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