Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry reminisced about Prince Philip in the forthcoming BBC documentary “Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remains”.
The Prince of Wales, the eldest child of the late Prince Consort, revealed the contents of his last conversation with his father on April 9, a few days before his death. Charles recalled that he had visited his father at Windsor Castle, where he was recovering from his hospital stay, and critically raised the subject of his upcoming 100th birthday. Mail online.
“We’re talking about your birthday,” Charles told his 99-year-old father, who, according to various reports, didn’t want to make a fuss over his June 10 milestone birthday. He had difficulty hearing at the time, so his son repeated to himself, “We’re talking about your birthday and what a welcome!”
Prince Philip, known for his dry temper, was clearly aware of what to expect in the next few days. He said to Charles, “Well, I have to live for it, right?”
Charles recalled in the documentary that he replied to his father, “I knew you would say that!”
The trailer for the recently released documentary also shows Prince William and Harry remembering their grandfather and his comedic humor. William recounted an incident where a young boy swore allegiance to Prince Philip as he completed his nomination for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, but received an unexpected response to his insult.
The Duke of Cambridge recalled, “[Philip] He stopped and put the wound under his window and said, ‘Good morning. How are you doing ‘Behind him the youngest young man turned around and said effectively,’ Jog on grandpa! ‘ ‘
William said the boy’s response was actually very blunt, but his grandfather took it in stride and found it funny. Philip smashed the car window before turning to William and said, “Today’s young man!”
Harry also recalled an example of his grandfather’s “irrational” nature, and revealed the message that Shahi delivered as he went to serve in war-torn Afghanistan.
“Going to Afghanistan was very realistic and he just said, ‘Make sure you come back alive.'” Then, when I came back, there was no in-depth discussion, more than that, Made? [and] That was it, “said the Duke of Sussex.