Members of the Royal Family have paid tribute to Prince Philip in a historic BBC documentary containing “never-before-seen footage” from the Queen’s private collection.
The special was originally commissioned to celebrate the Duke’s 100th birthday in June, but unfortunately the Duke died in April before he could reach the special milestone.
A spokesman for the BBC told Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will offer “a poignant memory and new insight into the life of the UK’s longest serving wife”.
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The children of Prince Philip, the Duke of York, the Earl of Sussex, Princess Royal and Prince of Wales all attend, as well as the Duke’s grandchildren, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Philips and Zara Tindall.
The program will be shown on Wednesday, September 22nd at 9 p.m.
Tributes to Prince William and Prince Harry were filmed separately, and all four were filmed in front of screens rather than in their homes or palaces.
Prince Harry said, “What you see is what you got with my grandfather. He was unequivocally him.”
Harry’s older brother William described his grandfather as “a great presence behind everything we’ve really done”.
Zara showed up in tears in the video and said: “You never really prepare to lose him because he was always there.”
The Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Prince Philip, closes the trailer for the documentary with the words: “We were lucky enough to have him for almost 100 years.”
The BBC added, “The documentary filmmakers were at Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s longtime staff and capture his study, private office and library as they were during his seven decades at the heart of royal life.
“With special access to the Queen’s private movie collection, this film is an incomparable portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – of those who knew him best.”
The Queen was not interviewed for the show.
Prince Andrew, who will appear on the show, was not included in the trailer.
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