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The Queen has described the death of her husband as “having left a huge void in her life” says Prince Andrew

The Queen has described the death of her husband the Duke of Edinburgh as “having left a huge void in her life” Prince Andrew has said.

The Duke of York revealed the personal feelings of his mother the Queen after attending a church service where members of the royal family said prayers for Philip as the nation remembered him.

He movingly described the passing of his father as resonating with many people, saying: “We’ve lost the grandfather of the nation.”

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Referring to his mother, the Queen, Prince Andrew said: “She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we the family – the ones that are closer – are rallying round to make sure we’re there…”

Britain's Prince Andrew attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, following the announcement of Prince Philip's death.
Britain’s Prince Andrew attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to Philip during a remembrance service at Canterbury Cathedral and described the duke as someone who had a “remarkable willingness” to “take the hand he was dealt in life”.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew, third left, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex talk with Crown Estate staff as they attend the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Britain’s Prince Andrew attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Britain’s Prince Andrew and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

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