Prince William and Kate Middleton say George, Charlotte and Louis are missing ‘much loved’ Prince Philip in thank you note

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared a touching thank you message to their royal fans to thank them for their continued support and kind messages of sympathy following the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing last month.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38 and his wife, 39, have shared how their three children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, are missing their “much loved” great-grandfather who was laid to rest on April 17 following his death at the age of 99.

A fan of the royal couple, who have recently celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary, shared their heartfelt card on an Instagram page, which thanked supporters for their thoughtful messages of condolence.

The Queen’s husband sadly passed away on April 9 at Windsor Castle surrounded by his loved ones after 73 years of marriage, making him the longest consort to support the crown in British history.

The heartfelt card, which included a picture of Prince Philip smiling widely while wearing his military uniform, read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for your kind words following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“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.”

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This comes after the Duke and Duchess, who have recently launched their YouTube channel, shared unseen family photographs of the Duke of Edinburgh enjoying family life with his seven great-grandchildren prior to his death.

In one photo, Prince Philip can be seen beaming with pride as he snuggled up with his seven great-grandchildren from 2018 with his three youngest missing because they were born in later years.

The loving royals clearly enjoyed their time with the youngsters, as Prince George shared a cheeky smile as he stood next to the Queen who held Prince Louis in her arms at just a few months old.

The doting parents also shared another shot of the Duke of Edinburgh enjoying one of his favourite hobbies, carriage driving, with Prince George who must have been around four years old at the time.

The Duke can be seen sporting his riding gloves and his black leather riding crop which the Queen honoured in his funeral service as his cap and gloves were driven through Windsor by carriage ponies in his funeral ceremony.

Following the death of Prince Philip alongside Prince Harry’s removal from royal duties in 2019, it has been predicted that Princess Anne could be offered the military patronages once owned by the senior royals as the only member of the Royal Family without a military title.

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