King Charles honours the late Prince Philip with rare childhood footage in ‘beautiful’ Father’s Day tribute

Jun 18, 2024
Royal fans were quickly won over by the "lovely video", taking to the comments section to wish King Charles a happy Father's Day while also remembering the late Prince Philip. Source: Photo by Peter King/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Amid a busy weekend of Trooping the Colour celebrations, King Charles found time to deliver a moving tribute to his late father Prince Philip with a heartfelt video montage for Father’s Day in the UK.

The black-and-white footage, shared on social media, features a young Charles sharing special moments with his father, capturing their close bond.

“Wishing all Dads, and those who may be missing their parents today, a relaxing Father’s Day,” Charles wrote alongside the video.


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Royal fans were quickly won over by the “lovely video”, taking to the comments section to wish King Charles a happy Father’s Day while also remembering the late Prince Philip.

“A beautiful video. Wishing his Majesty a happy father’s day and sending hugs to those who are not able to be with their dad’s today,” one fan wrote.

“Happy Father’s Day to all fathers in the Royal Family! We always dearly and fondly miss the Queen and Prince Phillip on this special day. A precious video.”

“Such a lovely video. It must be hard for his family today,” commented another.

“Happy Father’s Day Your Majesty King Charles. May you continue to heal and be stronger everyday.”

The moving Father’s Day message comes after Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis took to social media to wish their father, Prince William, a happy Father’s Day with their own “beautiful” message and photo.

The photo, taken by Princess Catherine, paints a heartwarming scene with the three young royals hugging William on a beach as they all look out to sea.

“We love you, Papa. Happy Father’s Day 💕 G, C & L,” the children wrote.

Prince William also took time to wish King Charles a happy Father’s Day, sharing a throwback photograph of him as a child enjoying a game of football with his father.

“Happy Father’s Day, Pa. W,” he wrote alongside the photo.

While numerous members of the Royal Family shared touching Father’s Day messages, Prince Harry notably stayed silent, sparking speculation about his public acknowledgment amid strained relations with the royals.

Royal author Tom Quinn described Father’s Day and Trooping the Colour as a “nightmare” weekend for Harry. 

“King Charles’ birthday and Father’s Day are both a nightmare for Harry,” Quinn told The Mirror.

“He knows the world will be watching to see whether he is big enough to reach out to his father. He is determined to try to ignore his troubled relationship with his father and he will certainly send a warm message.

“It’s easy to forget that Harry really does love his father, he just hates the fact that Charles seems always to support William when there is a family dispute.”


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