Prince Andrew appeared sharing his pain as he paid a heart-rending tribute to his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
The Duke of York appeared to be devastated over the lost of his all in all, saying: “Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.”
The late Queen’s favourite child, who is no longer a working royal, accompanied his heartfelt statement with a black and white image of his mother holding him as a baby in March 1960, making people cry with emotional homage to the extraordinary lady.
Andrew said he would miss the late monarch’s “insights, advice and humour”, saying he “found your knowledge and wisdom infinite”.
“Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one. Your Majesty, it has been an honour and privilege to serve you,” said Andrew.
He continued: “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.”
Prince Andrews’s moving and heart-rending statement melted many hearts as he added: “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.”
“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.”
Prince Andrew also prayed for the success and long life of his elder brother King Charles III.