Queen Elizabeth II says death of Prince Philip has 'left a huge void': Prince Andrew

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Published: 2021-04-11 18:22

Last Updated: 2021-05-08 01:47


Source: CNN
Source: CNN

Queen Elizabeth II feels "a great void" after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 99, on Friday, according to what her son Prince Andrew said on Sunday after a mass.

"She's overwhelmed with her thoughts," Prince Andrew told British TV in Windsor, West London.

"That's what I can say."

He added, "She described it as having left a huge void in her life," he said, adding that the family is "rallying around to make sure that we're there to support her."

Andrew, 61, moved away from the royal family in 2019 due to his relationship with US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of trafficking minors.

His brother, Prince Edward, expressed "great shock," at the death of his father. 

"We are still trying to accept it. It is very sad," he said on Sunday.

His wife, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, said the Queen "thinks about others before she thinks of herself, as usual."

Crown Prince Charles, 72, praised his father on Saturday, saying he missed his "dear father" very much. He referred to his "distinguished and dedicated service" to his country.

Prince Philip, the Queen's husband for 73 years, died Friday, two months before his 100th birthday, in Windsor Castle, where a private funeral is being held on Saturday.