Prince Harry Breaks Silence On Queen Elizabeth's Death In Statement

By Rebekah Gonzalez

September 12, 2022

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Prince Harry has broken their silence on the death of Queen Elizabeth II with their first official statement. The message about his late grandmother who died on Thursday, September 8th, at the age of 96 was shared on his website called Archewell. While the website is shared with his wife Meghan Markle, the statement was signed by Harry alone.

“In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen — and in mourning her loss — we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty,” Harry started, calling his grandmother a “globally admired and respected” leader with “unwavering grace.”

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"Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness," he continued, "I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren." The Queen had reportedly met Harry and Meghan's second child Lilibet for the first time during their visit for her Platinum Jubilee in June.

"I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between," Harry said. "You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III."

He then thanked her for her "commitment to service," "sound advice," and "infectious smile." In conclusion, Harry also mentioned his late grandfather Prince Phillip who passed away in April 2021. "We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace."

You can find the statement in Queen Elizabeth's memory at

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