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Prince William shares touching tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Philip with sweet unseen snap of him and George

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Prince William has paid tribute to his late grandfather Prince Philip with a sweet new photo of him with George.

The 38 year old took to his official Instagram account Kensington Royal the post the snap, which sees the Duke of Edinburgh dressed in a navy coat with grey trousers as he sits on a horse carriage with his great-grandson, now seven.

The snap is thought to have been taken by Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, 39, in Norfolk back in 2015.

In the caption, the royal wrote: "My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family."

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He went on to share how lucky he feels to have had Prince Philip, who sadly died on Friday 9 April at the age of 99, as a leading example in his life.

Prince William continued: "I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.

"I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her."

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Touching on his sense of humour, the Duke of Cambridge said: "I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.

"Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead."

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"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job," he added.

In November last year Prince George and his siblings Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, sent Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip a sweet homemade anniversary card.

In a new photo shared by Buckingham Palace to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary, the pair could be seen looking proud as they held up the colourful card.

Prince Philip 1921-2021

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The three children worked together to draw dots on the front alongside a giant 73, which was filled in with striped colours.

Unfortunately, Kate and William's kids have been unable to see their great-grandparents amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

It means they hadn't seen Prince Philip for more than a year before his tragic death last week.

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