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Prince Charles’ reveals last words to his dad on eve of his death – and tells of Philip’s classic response


PRINCE Charles has revealed his final conversation with his father, Prince Philip, the day before he died.

The Prince of Wales spoke to his father about plans to celebrate his 100th birthday, a new documentary discloses.

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Prince Charles revealed his final conversation with Prince Philip the day before he died[/caption]


Charles spoke to Philip about plans for his birthday celebrations[/caption]

He called the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor on April 8 and asked about a party to celebrate his centenary in June, the Daily Mail reports.

Charles said: “We’re talking about your birthday. “

But with Philip’s hearing failing he had to speak up and repeated a bit more loudly: “We’re talking about your birthday!

“And whether there’s going to be reception!”


Philip replied: “Well, I’ve got to be alive for it, haven’t I?”

In what may have been their last ever conversation, Charles said: “I knew you’d say that!”

Philip died, aged 99, on April 9, 2021.

The father and son exchange comes from a BBC programme that will be broadcast on Wednesday night.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, is set to appear on BBC One and features other senior royals.

The duke’s other children – Edward, Anne and Andrew – also share their personal recollections of their dad.

In one side-splitting story, Prince William reveals a teenager doing this Duke of Edinburgh’s Award awards came face to face with the scheme’s patron.

From my grandmother’s perspective, to have someone like that on your shoulder for 73 years of marriage – it doesn’t get better than that

Prince Harry

The Duke of Cambridge and Philip found two young walkers on the Queen’s Balmoral estate who were taking part in a hike to win their award.

William said: “He stopped and wound down his window and said, ‘Good morning. How are you getting on?’

“To which the smallest young chap at the back turned round and effectively said, ‘Jog on Grandpa!’”

William admits the boy’s reply was actually much more blunt – which Philip found hilarious.


After the boy’s response, Philip wound the car window up before turning to William and saying: ‘The youth of today!”

Prince Harry appears in the documentary from California and says his grandfather was “unapologetically him” and praised his support for the Queen.

Harry said: “From my grandmother’s perspective, to have someone like that on your shoulder for 73 years of marriage – it doesn’t get better than that.”

Princess Eugenie says she brought her son, Philip’s great-grandson, August Philip, to see him before he died.

She said: “I brought little August to come and meet him. I told him that we’d named him after him.

“It was such a lovely moment. We were very lucky to do that.”

Princess Anne says her dad always read his children a story before bedtime.


Speaking about Philip getting older, his granddaughter, Zara Tindall, said: “He was getting older and he absolutely hated it.

“He was the worst patient in the world! But, actually, you never really prepare yourself for losing him because he was always there.”

The Duchess of Cornwall says: “It felt like the end of an era.

“They’re a very difficult generation to live up to but I’m very proud and very pleased that I knew him.”

Charles adds: “We were lucky to have him for nearly 100 years.”


William and Harry were among the royals who share their memories of their grandfather[/caption]


The documentary will appear on BBC One on Wednesday[/caption]

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