We've lost almost 'the grandfather of the nation' - UK's Prince Andrew

He added that the queen had described it as having left a huge void in her life

  
A car carrying Prince Andrew leaves Windsor Castle after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 10, 2021.

A car carrying Prince Andrew leaves Windsor Castle after Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Britain, April 10, 2021.

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LONDON- Britain's Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth, said on Sunday that the royal family was feeling a great sense of loss following the death of his father Prince Philip on Friday.

"I think the way I would put it is we've lost almost the grandfather of the nation," he told reporters outside a private chapel. He added that the queen had described it as having left a huge void in her life.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Kate Holton) ((paul.sandle@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 6843; Reuters Messaging: paul.sandle.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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