Britain's Prince William says: 'I will miss my grandpa'


FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) looks on as her husband Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, (4R) speaks with Prince William (R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd R) with Prince Harry (5th R) and Princess Beatrice (3rd R) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William said on Monday that he would miss "his grandpa" Prince Philip but that the late duke would have wanted the family to get on with the job.

"My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family," the Duke of Cambridge said.

"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday.

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation," William said. "Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kate Holton)

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