Prince Philip has held many important titles over the years — including the Duke of Edinburgh — but one of his most valuable names has been “grandfather.” Though Prince Philip has a reputation for being a little rough around the edges and for having a rather colorful sense of humor, there’s no denying how much he adores his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. And Prince Philip’s grandchildren have had some of the sweetest things to say about him over the years in return.
For instance, Prince William spoke very highly of his beloved grandpa in a January 2018 speech at the Charity Commission for England and Wales. He gushed, “My grandfather Prince Philip has been one of the most tireless public servants of this country, deeply committed to helping young people fulfill their potential.”
Similarly, Prince Harry also publicly praised his grandfather in a 2012 interview for BBC, with a particular focus on the important relationship Prince Philip shares with wife Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Harry said, “Regardless of whether my grandfather seems to be doing his own thing, sort of wandering off like a fish down the river, the fact that he’s there — personally, I don’t think that she could do it without him, especially when they’re both at this age.”
Prince Philip’s grandchildren include not only Prince William and Prince Harry, but also Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn. Although not all of them are in the spotlight quite as much, it’s clear that they all have a deep adoration of their grandfather. Considering how much devotion and dedication Prince Philip has shown his whole family over the years, it’s no wonder why.
Scroll below to see some of the sweetest photos of Prince Philip with his grandchildren, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!
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Prince Philip With Prince William
It's pretty rare to see Prince Philip getting too affectionate or lovey-dovey with anyone, but it's so sweet to see him act so grandfatherly in this photo. The story behind the August 2007 snapshot tugs at our heartstrings even more: Prince Philip was greeting Prince William at the tenth anniversary memorial service for the late Princess Diana. We're so happy to know that Prince William's grandpa was there for him right when he needed him the most — and we're sure he whispered some touching and heartfelt words to him as soon as he arrived.
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Prince Philip With Prince Harry
Of course, Prince Philip wouldn't be himself without his signature sense of humor. And as we all know, his grandson Prince Harry has quite a knack for telling a good joke or two as well. So it's no shock that when these two pal around — as they did in this snapshot taken at the 2015 Rugby World Cup — there are plenty of laughs to be had. We wonder what story they could have been sharing during this sweet moment here? Considering Prince Harry's cheeky grin, it had to be pretty darn funny!
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Prince Philip With Prince William and Prince Harry
Isn't it so great to see Prince Philip, Prince William, and Prince Harry all together in one great family snapshot? We have to admit that we haven't seen this trio photographed together nearly as much as we would like, but maybe that makes this picture at the 2006 Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy even sweeter. We're sure Prince Philip was giving his grandsons some sage words of wisdom right at this moment — and we bet they were listening to every word he said!
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Prince Philip With Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
Is it just us, or do we detect some seriously similar facial expressions happening in this snapshot? Taken at the Investec Derby Festival in 2012, this picture proves that Prince Philip might have even more of a powerful influence on his grandchildren Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice than he'll ever know. This trio appears to be so much on the same wavelength in this picture that we just have to ask: What the heck were they all looking at?
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Prince Philip With Zara and Peter Phillips
It's pretty rare to see old photos of Prince Philip out and about with his grandkids, but it sure makes for a lovely glimpse into his loving grandfather techniques. This lovely image, taken shortly before the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1985, proves that he's more than happy to have his grandchildren Peter Phillips and Zara (now Tindall, née Phillips) follow his lead on the way to adventure and fun. We can't get over that huge grin on Prince Philip's face — it's simply too sweet for words.