Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales chats with well-wishers on the Long walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, two days after the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.
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Prince William Releases Official Statement Regarding Queen Elizabeth II's Passing

As the world mourns the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, her grandson, Prince William, has officially released a statement regarding her death and how he's feeling in the aftermath.

It's a beautifully written and very touching account of the impact she had on his life, as well as the ways he'll remember and honor her, wanting to keep her presence very much alive in his family.

William, Prince of Wales, has released an official statement.

Two days after Queen Elizabeth II's passing, her grandson Prince William has released an official, touching statement on the matter.

"On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader," his post begins.

"I, however, have lost a grandmother."

"And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade."

He also speaks to his grandmother's relationship with his wife, saying, "My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives."

He recalls how she was a constant in his life.

Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales chats with well-wishers on the Long walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, two days after the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.
Getty | Kirsty O'Connor

"She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real."

He also shared a beautiful sentiment about how the sorrow felt is, at the same time, love.

"My grandmother famously said that grief was the price we pay for love. All of the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be testament to the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen"

"I will honour her memory by supporting my father, The King, in every way I can."

h/t: Deadline