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Princess Eugenie reveals sentimental Prince Philip painted her a ‘bunch of flowers’ as a wedding present as she joins cousins William and Harry in BBC tribute to their grandfather

  • Princess Eugenie, 31, revealed Prince Philip painted her a picture of flowers 
  • He gave her the artwork as a gift before her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in 2018
  • She said it now hangs in her house and she is ‘very proud’ of the present   
  • Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers airs tonight on BBC1 at 9pm

Princess Eugenie reveals how her grandfather Prince Philip painted her a picture as her wedding present in a touching personal moment from the Duke of Edinburgh’s BBC tribute. 

Speaking in Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, which airs tonight on BBC1, Eugenie, 31, tells how her grandfather, who was an accomplished artist, presented her with the painting on her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in 2018. 

She says: ‘He painted me a bunch of flowers and gave it to me for my wedding and it was so nice, it’s now sitting in my house and I’m so proud of it.’

Princess Eugenie reveals how her grandfather Prince Philip painted her a picture as her wedding present in a touching personal moment from the Duke of Edinburgh’s BBC tribute

Speaking in Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, which airs tonight on BBC1, Eugenie, 31, tells how her grandfather, who was an accomplished artist, presented her with the painting on her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in 2018. Pictured, Eugenie and Philip on her wedding day

Prince Philip’s love of art is discussed in detail in the programme, which was originally commissioned to mark what would have been his 100th birthday this year. 

Instead it will air as a posthumous tribute to the Duke following his death in April at the age of 99. 

All of the Queen and Prince Philip’s adult grandchildren feature, including Prince Harry, who is taking part in his first ‘family project’ since quitting the Firm.  

In the programme, William reveals how the Duke of Edinburgh would get his grandchildren to hold a tube of mustard in their hands and then take the lid off when they were BBQ-ing at Balmoral.

William laughingly recalls: ‘He would squish your hands together to fire the mustard up into the ceiling. 

‘He used to get into a lot of trouble with my grandmother for covering most of the places where we had lunch with mustard on the ceiling.’

His cousin, Peter Phillips, adds that the marks are still there.  

Philip’s children – the Prince of Wales, 72, the Princess Royal, 71, the Duke of York, 61, and the Earl of Wessex , 57 (pictured with his daughter Lady Louise) will also speak  in the documentary

Interviews were filmed before and after Prince Philip’s death in April, and were conducted separately, with Prince Harry’s tribute filmed in the US where he lives having stepped back from royal duty

The programme, to be aired on BBC One tomorrow, features all of Prince Philip’s children and adult grandchildren reminiscing about him. 

Interviews began in early 2021 to celebrate Philip’s 100th birthday in June, but the programme has since become a moving tribute to the Queen’s husband after he slipped away peacefully on April 9, two months before his big day. 

All of those interviewed admit that Philip was a man of his generation and upbringing – and didn’t suffer fools gladly.

Prince Charles describes how his father would watching him play football as a child and shout from the sidelines: ‘Stop scratching your backside and do something!’

In a new tribute programme, William reveals how the Duke of Edinburgh would get his grandchildren to hold a tube of mustard in their hands and then take the lid off when they were BBQ-ing at Balmoral

The programme, to be aired on BBC One tomorrow, features all of Prince Philip’s children and adult grandchildren reminiscing about him

The BBC said Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers would feature ‘poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer’

But all agree that he was a man like no other and one that has left a huge void in their lives. 

William adds: ‘He’s always been the heart of the family and he’s always been a huge presence behind everything we have done, really. 

‘It was very much a man world’s back then, so for a man to give up his career to support a woman, albeit the Queen, was still quite a big step.’ 

The BBC said Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers would feature ‘poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer’. 

While each royal shared different members of Philip, all agree that he was a man like no other and one that has left a huge void in their lives

In one scene in the film, Prince Ludwig of Baden looks through photo albums of his family Germany


The documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the duke’s long-serving staff and some of his personal items

The Queen also granted special access to her private cine-film collection for the programme. 

The documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the duke’s long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library as they were were during his seven decades of public service. 

It was originally conceived to mark the duke’s 100th birthday in June, but the nation’s longest-serving consort died two months before his centenary.

The programme is set to include interviews filmed both before and after Philip’s death. 

The programme is set to include interviews with members of the royal family filmed both before and after Philip’s death (pictured, the Princess Royal)


Meanwhile the film crew also captured his study, private office and library as they were were during his seven decades of public service

The BBC added: ‘With special access to the Queen’s private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best.’

It is not the first time the royals have opened up about the Duke since his death in April, with several members of The Firm revealing personal memories on what would have been his 100th birthday this summer.

Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, his death certificate revealed. The Duke of Edinburgh died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 on April 9, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. 

Princess Eugenie said she was ‘thinking of her Grandpa’ as she led the Royal Family in paying tributes to Prince Philip on 10 June.

Earlier this year, Prince Charles paid a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his 100th birthday by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed his younger self welcoming his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, took to Instagram and shared a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving following her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018. 

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales also paid his respects to his father by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed a young Prince Charles welcoming the Duke home from a trip to Malta in 1951.

In a second snap, Prince Philip can be seen transferring his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020.

Princess Eugenie, 31, also remembered her grandfather Prince Philip by sharing a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving after her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018 (pictured)

Alongside the two photographs shared to the Clarence House Instagram page, Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’

Elsewhere, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to the Kensington Royal Twitter and shared two snaps of the Queen planting a beautiful ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose in the East Terrace Garden in Prince Philip’s honour on Wednesday.

Alongside the series of photographs, the caption read: ‘Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’

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