Prince Charles pays sweet tribute to the ‘much missed’ Duke as he thanks the Queen for her service

Prince Charles delivered a heartfelt personal tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip at the party at the Palace in London as part of the national Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Prince Charles delivers a speech at Buckingham Palace
Prince Charles and wife Camilla

Prince Charles has paid tribute to his ‘much missed papa’, the Duke of Edinburgh, following his death aged 99.

He made the sweet remark in front of a crowd of 22,000 as he paid tribute to the Queen during a star-studded jubilee concert tonight.

While paying tribute to his “mom,” he said, “On behalf of all of us, I wanted to pay my own tribute to your lifetime of selfless service

“Her family now spans four generations. You are our head of state. And you are our mother too.

“Your ‘strength and staying power’ will be sorely missed tonight but I’m sure he’s here in spirit… My dad would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all that you continue to do for her country and your people do.”

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Prince Charles paid tribute to his ‘much missed dad’


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Projections of Her Majesty, chosen by the Prince of Wales himself, were projected onto Buckingham Palace during his speech.

These included incredible moments like the carriage ride down the Mall when Nelson Mandela made a state visit to the UK more than 25 years ago in 1996.

The future king made the remarks after the BBC’s open-air party at the Palace Show, which took place outside Buckingham Palace tonight.

Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on April 9 last year.

The couple had been married for 73 years, with Philip serving as the longest-serving consort in British history.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall



During his time, the prince undertook some 22,191 solo engagements and he is said to have been a patron, president or member of more than 780 organizations when he retired from royal duties in 2017.

He accompanied the world-travelling Queen on Commonwealth tours and state visits, visiting 143 countries including Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation where he is revered as the reincarnation of an ancient warrior.

The Party at the Palace takes place on three stages in front of the Queen’s London residence.

Prince Charles delivers a speech at Buckingham Palace

Soul legend Ross will close out the two-and-a-half-hour show with her first live performance in the UK in 15 years.

Stars including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham and Stephen Fry will also be featured, as well as a specially recorded performance by Sir Elton John.

The evening will highlight global issues that arose or developed during the Queen’s reign, including British and Commonwealth contributions in fashion, sport, the environment and popular music.

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