Prince William’s reaction was hilarious when he heard a cheeky story about his grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh. When the Prince of Wales visited the East Belfast Mission in the center of Skernorth in Northern Ireland as part of his initiative to tackle homelessness, he heard anecdotes about Prince Philip.
According to hello! In the magazine, the Reverend Brian Anderson gave Prince William a tour of the centre, and the Reverend stopped to tell him a story about his grandfather. The priest recalled Prince Philip’s last visit to the charity in 2008, when he used some expletive-laden language.
“He immediately asked, ‘Why don’t you just give them the money?'” the priest told Prince William about his grandfather.
“There was swearing in it, but I wouldn’t say that. Three weeks later, the money was there,” he added.
Prince William replied: “That sounds like my grandfather,” before later telling the crowd, “The vicar has been telling me stories about my grandfather.”
Prince William also joked he would be in trouble after hugging a fan on a walk in Belfast. “I’m going to be in big trouble,” Prince William said. When the Duke of Edinburgh died in April 2021, Prince William paid a moving tribute to his grandfather’s commitment to “his country and the Commonwealth, his wife and the Queen and our family”, saying: “I feel very lucky, Because not only do I have his example to guide me, but he’s been there throughout my adult life — both the good times and the toughest.”
“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted to do and support the Queen for years to come.” He continued, “I will miss my grandpa, But I know he would want us to keep working.”