Prince William's unseen photo of Prince Philip with Prince George

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Prince William has shared a previously unseen photo of Prince Philip with his great-grandson Prince George enjoying a carriage ride in 2015 alongside his tribute to his late grandfather.

In the photo, which was taken by Kate Middleton, George sits next to Prince Philip in the carriage with the adorable tot holding a book while the duke smiles for the camera.

Prince Philip sits with Prince George in a carriage
Prince William has shared a previously unseen photo of Prince Philip with his great-grandson Prince George alongside his heartfelt tribute. Photo: Duchess of Cambridge

William's tribute to his grandfather read: "My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family

"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.

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"I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Prince Philip and Prince William attend rugby world cup
William loved his grandfather dearly, writing in his tribute how he, Kate and their children will miss him very much. Photo: Getty

It's clear William loved his grandfather dearly with Hello Magazine revealing when Matt Smith asked him for advice for playing Prince Philip in The Crown, the Duke responded: "Just one word - legend."

William pulled out of the BAFTA Awards following the death of his grandfather on Friday. He had been due to give a speech via video link for the virtual event, which was held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Prince Philip's funeral will be held on Saturday at 3pm London time, with only 30 people allowed to attend due to Covid restrictions.

Prince Harry has arrived in the UK from LA to attend the funeral. Both he and William, along with their father Prince Charles, will follow the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin from Windsor Castle to nearby St George's Chapel for the afternoon service along with six other non-royals of Philip's choosing.

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