Queen Elizabeth II feels a "great emptiness" after the death of Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II feels "a great emptiness" after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 99, on Friday, according to what her son Prince Andrew said on Sunday after a mass for himself.

"She is overwhelmed with her thoughts," Prince Andrew told British TV in Windsor, west London. "That's what I can say."

He added, "She describes it as a great emptiness," considering that the Queen, who celebrates her 95th birthday on April 21, is an "incredibly cohesive" figure.

"We, close family members, are gathered around her to make sure we are there to support her," said Andrew (61 years), who is considered the favorite son of Elizabeth II, but what happened was a "big loss."

He pointed out that Prince Philip “was a special man.

For his part, his brother Prince Edward expressed "a great shock."

"We are still trying to accept it," he said on Sunday.

It is very sad ».

His wife, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, said the Queen "thinks about others before she thinks of herself, as usual."

Crown Prince Charles, 72, praised his father on Saturday, saying he missed his "dear father" a lot.

He referred to his "distinguished and dedicated service" to his country.

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