Speaking of the Queen he said: “She described his passing as a miracle and she’s contemplating, I think is the way that I would put it.
“She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we the family – the ones that are closer – are rallying round to make sure we’re there.”
Prince Edward said: “It’s a bit of a shock.
“However much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this, it’s still dreadful shock, and we’re trying to come to terms with that. It’s very, very sad.”