Prince Charles last bedside message from his father shared by royal source

Prince Philip: Prince Charles speaks following father’s passing

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The Duke of Edinburgh who died on Friday aged 99, told his eldest son three important things when Charles visited his father in hospital a few weeks ago. An unnamed source told royal commentator Robert Jobson of the Daily Mail, Philip’s heartfelt words to his son.

Mr Jobson wrote: “In an emotional bedside conversation, the Duke advised Prince Charles on caring for the Queen when he was gone, and on how Charles should lead the Royal Family through the years ahead.

A royal source told Mr Jobson that Philip was “fully aware he was unlikely to recover after weeks in hospital.”

They also shared the Duke’s final wish to go home.

“He wanted to die in his own bed, behind the walls of Windsor Castle,” wrote Mr Jobson.

He also wrote of how Philip and Charles’ relationship became stronger in recent years.

Charles and Philip didn’t see eye to eye on everything and there was a period of time that resulted in frequent clashes in opinion.

A palace source said that in the last few years the pair had “both mellowed”.

“They were much more accepting of the other’s point of view,” said the source.

“They have always loved one another – that was never in question. But there was a deeper respect and it was growing.

“They shared common ground on the future direction of the monarchy, on religious issues – even on the environment.

“They both believed in inter-faith dialogue and that talking openly and honestly can only help strengthen communities and understanding.”

Prince Charles was in constant contact with his father since he was released from hospital and is believed to have seen him for the last time on Tuesday.

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The funeral for the much-loved Duke will be held on April 17 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and due to current lockdown restrictions, the Royal Family have asked the public not to attend or pay public tributes.

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