It was supposed to be an anniversary documentary for its 100 years, it is ultimately a posthumous tribute. On September 22, 2021, the British channel BBC One will broadcast the program Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, in which members of the royal family pay homage to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last April.
Not only will viewers reunite with the four children the deceased shared with Queen Elizabeth, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward, but they will also see some of their grandchildren there: Peter Phillips and his sister Zara Tindall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. , as well as Prince William and Prince Harry.
Although he officially left the Firm at the beginning of 2020, to settle in California with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry joined this tribute filmed during a rare personal testimony. A way perhaps to get closer to his family after long months of tensions linked to “Megxit” … It is therefore from the United States that the Duke of Sussex confided in his relationship with his grandfather , in particular on their common passion for piloting. Sequences that were shot before and after the death of Prince Philip.
“He did the whole flight himself, or certainly bits and pieces. When you fly you don’t get a pass just because you’re The Duke of Edinburgh. You really have to get to work and prove your skill, says Prince Harry, in excerpts unveiled by the Daily Mail. But he also had the incredible privilege of taking the controls and flying planes all over the world. I can only imagine my grandmother sitting in the back of a plane drinking a cup of tea, going through turbulence and saying ‘Oh Philip! What are you doing ?’“
The cutest couple
In another more touching passage, Archie and Lilibet’s father (2 years and 3 months) added that “over all“, he misses his grandfather’s sense of humor.”I miss him more for my grandma because I know how incredibly strong she was with him there. I also know she will be fine without him. The two together were just the cutest couple, commented the 37-year-old Briton. For me, knowing his teasing side and knowing that behind what the world sees, there are two individuals who were very much in love and both of whom, from a young age, have dedicated their lives to service … is an incredible bond between two people.”