Prince Harry says grandad Philip was 'unapologetically him' as he and William pay touching tributes in new interviews
11th September 2021

PRINCE Harry said his grandad Prince Philip was "unapologetically him" as he and William pay touching tributes in a trailer for a new interview.

A "unique portrait" of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

In anticipation for the documentary, the BBC released a preview showing four of the Royals reminiscing on Prince Philip's life along with clips of the Duke with his family.

The emotional trailer begins with Prince William saying: "He's always been a huge presence behind everything we're done really."

And then Prince Harry, wearing a white buttoned-down shirt, adds: "What you see is what you got with my grandfather, he was unapologetically him."

Zara Tindall added: "You never really prepare yourself for losing him because he was always there."

Prince Charles, speaking fondly of his father, then said: "We were lucky to have him for nearly 100 years."

All of the Queen and Prince Philip's children, adult grandchildren, and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in the heartfelt BBC film.

The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will all feature in the documentary.

And the Queen's adult grandchildren – the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall – have taken part in the one-hour programme, along with other royals.

It is not known if Meghan Markle will join her husband Prince Harry in the television tribute.

Prince Harry's heartfelt words about his grandfather come after he rushed back from the US to attend his funeral in April, following months of tension with the Royal Family.

It was the first time Harry was seen since his damning chat with Oprah Winfrey.

While the Duke of Edinburgh was being admitted to hospital just weeks before his death, Harry and Meghan took part in the bombshell Oprah interview where they accused a member of the Firm of being "racist."

Her Majesty has granted special access to her private cine-film collection as part of the documentary about her late husband.

The BBC said Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers would feature "poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer".


Documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the duke's long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library as they were during his seven decades of public service.

The programme will air on Wednesday, September 22 at 9pm on BBC One and include interviews filmed both before and after Philip's death in April.

It was originally planned to mark the duke's 100th birthday in June – but the nation's longest-serving consort died two months before his centenary.

The BBC added: "With special access to the Queen's private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best."

On April 9, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle.

Her Majesty, 94,  shared a poignant photo of Philip in a heartfelt tribute to her "strength and guide" at the time of his death.

The tragic news was a huge blow to the Queen, with the Duke widely known to be the backbone of the Royal Family.

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