Prince Harry breaks silence on the death of ‘guiding compass’ Queen

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Prince Harry has paid tribute to the Queen, naming her his "guiding compass" in a moving tribute released by the Duke of Sussex.

A statement released by the Duke of Sussex paid tribute to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and praised her "commitment to service and duty."

His statement read: "In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen – are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty.

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"She was globally admired and respected. Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy."

The tribute continued, with Prince Harry adding: "Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now: ‘Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings'.

"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.

"I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over."

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Prince Harry also paid tribute to King Charles III, honouring his father as he took steps toward his "new role".

The Duke of Sussex wrote: "And as it comes to first meetings, we now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III."

He concluded his tribute to the Queen by thanking her for her commitment, writing: "Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice. Thank you for your infectious smile.

"We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace."

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