‘An honour and privilege to serve you’: Duke of York pays tribute to the Queen

UK

The Duke of York has paid tribute to the Queen, saying:  ”Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.”

The statement by Prince Andrew read: “Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one. Your Majesty, it has been an honour and privilege to serve you.

“Mother – of the nation, your devotion and personal service to our nation is unique and singular; your people show their love and respect in so many different ways and I know you are looking on honouring their respect.

“Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever. I have found your knowledge and wisdom infinite, with no boundary or containment.”

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Prince Andrew at vigil
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Prince Andrew at vigil

“I will miss your insights, advice and humour. As our book of experiences closes, another opens, and I will forever hold you close to my heart with my deepest love and gratitude, and I will tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.

“God save The King”.

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Watch and follow the Queen’s funeral on TV, web and apps on Monday from 9am

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