Sophie, Countess of Wessex, shed new light on Prince Philip’s final hours after his death at 99.
Prince Edward’s wife spoke outside the Chapel of All Saints in Windsor on Sunday, where she and other royals attended a service on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The royal, 56, painted a calm and “peaceful” picture of Philip’s final hours, telling Sky News that while shocking, the death of the Queen’s husband was still a worthy moment.
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“It was good for him and, you know, it was so sweet. It was like someone took him by the hand and then he left. Very, very peaceful and that’s all you want. for someone, isn’t it? ” she said.
The Countess of Wessex continued, “So I think it’s so much easier for the person who leaves than for the people who stay. But also look at all the tributes. It is simply amazing. “
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She joins the many members of the royal family who have spoken out to pay tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh. Most recently, her grandson, Prince William, spoke out to pay tribute to her ahead of her funeral on April 17.
“My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and the Commonwealth, to his wife and queen, and to our family.” his declaration began.
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William, 38, continued: “I feel fortunate that I not only had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence in my own adult life – both in good times and in bad days. more difficult. so many years to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed him.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandfather who picked them up in his car and seeing for themselves his contagious sense of adventure as well as his playful sense of humor. ! “
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“My grandfather was an amazing man and part of an amazing generation,” said William. Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted and we will support the Queen for years to come. I will miss my grandfather, but I know he would like us to continue our work. “
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