In the doc, Prince Charles recalls the last time he spoke with Prince Philip. “I was talking to him the day before he died,” he says. “We were talking about his birthday coming up.”
The Prince of Wales confirms that Prince Philip maintained his witty humor until the very end. “I said [volume increases], ‘We’re talking about your birthday,’ because he was getting a bit deaf,” Prince Charles explains. “And he said, ‘What?’ And I said, ‘We’re talking about your birthday and whether there’s going to be a reception.’”
Prince Charles laughs as he remembers the moment, adding, “And he said, ‘Well I’ve got to be alive for it, haven’t I?’”
“I said, ‘I knew you’d say that!’” Prince Charles continues, “Anyway, it’s a happy memory.”
Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers started filming earlier this year. Although it was supposed to be tied to his 100th birthday, the film was altered after Prince Philip passed away at age 99. The documentary features interviews with friends and family members, including Philip’s four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Thank you, BBC, for confirming that Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers is a definite must-watch.
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