On 12 September 2022, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, released a heartfelt statement in response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In the statement, he paid tribute to his grandmother, whom he had known since childhood, and thanked her for her service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Prince Harry began his statement by expressing his sadness at the Queen’s passing. He recalled his earliest memories of her, and the first time he met her as his Commander-in-Chief. He also thanked her for the first time she met his wife, Meghan Markle, and hugged her beloved great-grandchildren.
The Duke of Sussex went on to express his admiration for the Queen’s leadership and her dedication to public service. He praised her for her tireless commitment to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and for her willingness to always put the needs of others before her own.
Prince Harry concluded his statement by saying that he was forever grateful for the time he had spent with the Queen, and that her legacy would live on through her family and her work. He said that she would be deeply missed, but her spirit would remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
The Duke of Sussex’s statement was a touching tribute to the Queen and a reminder of the impact she had on so many lives. Her death was a great loss to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and her legacy will continue to live on through her family and her work.