Prince William says “I will miss my grandpa” after Prince Philip’s death

 The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has issued a statement in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, who died this past Friday, saying that will miss his grandfather.

“My grandfather an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.“Catherine and I will continue do would wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead.“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know would want us get on with the job,” Prince William said in a statement published online.

Prince Philip’s “defined by service – his country and Commonwealth,” William added.

Philip, who held the title of Duke of Edinburgh, died “peacefully” aged 99 .

The declared eight days of national mourning ahead of his funeral, which is to take place at George’s Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, this coming Saturday.

William’s brother, Prince Harry, reportedly flew back to the from his home in the United States this past weekend in order to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. (Sputnik/NAN)