The Duke of Sussex has released a tribute the Queen, who he calls his ‘guiding compass’.
Prince Harry opens his tribute by highlighting her ‘commitment to service and duty’. He states ‘she was globally admired and respected. Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy’.
The Duke also quoted his late grandmother, where he said ‘Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings’. These were words spoken by the Queen in her last Christmas broadcast last year, when she was talking about the passing of her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
On a personal note, Harry says to his ‘Granny’, that he is ‘forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren’.
He says that he will ‘cherish these times’ and all the other special moments. These special moments include his wedding to Meghan Markle.
He also wishes to honour his father, King Charles III, in his new role. King Charles III expressed his support for Harry and Meghan in his first televised address as the new Monarch.
Prince Harry concludes his speech by thanking his grandmother for her ‘commitment to service’, ‘sound advice’ and ‘infectious smile’. He expresses a sense of reassurance knowing that she is reunited with ‘grandpa’, both who are now at peace.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reunited with his brother and sister-in-law, The Prince and Princess of Wales over the weekend as the royal couples looked at floral tributes to the Queen and greeted well-wishers.
It was the first time the four Royals have been seen together in public since the Commonwealth Day service in 2020.