The Duke of Sussex has paid tribute to his grandmother, the Queen, thanking her for their commitment to service, giving sound advice, and her well-known “infectious smile.”.

Prince Harry honors the late Queen for her service and smiles
Prince Harry honors the late Queen for her service and smiles

He made his first statement since his grandmother’s death: “We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now.”

In his speech, Prince Harry expressed gratitude for his memories of the Queen meeting her “beloved great-grandchildren.”

The 37-years-old added, “We now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III.” He describes the Queen as a “guiding compass” in his statement, which he wrote on the Archewell website.

Harry added, “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy. [So] let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now.”

Upon losing her husband, Queen said, “‘Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.’.”

In his remarks last year, he said that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away last year, are now “both together in peace.”

As he addressed the Queen, he stated, “Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings.”

His military career had led him to meet the Queen for the first time as his Commander-in-Chief, recollecting his “earliest childhood memories” of her.

He recalled the first time he met Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and the first time he hugged his beloved great-grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet.

Lilibet – her nickname among the family since she was a child – was named after the Queen.

Then he added, “I cherish these times shared with you and the many other special moments in between.”

Several flowers and messages were left for the Queen by Princes Harry and William and their wives, Meghan and Catherine, on Saturday at Windsor.

Despite living in California now, Harry and Meghan were in the UK last week when the Queen passed away. They had been attending events offered by the Invictus Games.

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