Peter Phillips says he struggled not being able to hug Queen during grandfather's funeral

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Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne and the eldest grandchild of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, has reflected on his emotions nearly four months after the death of his beloved grandfather.

Speaking to the BBC, Peter said, "Our thoughts immediately went to my grandmother. We've been trying to support her as much as we can,"

"Everybody saw the image of Her Majesty sitting alone. It would have been the same for any other family, the hardest part is not being able to hug those closest to the person who's been lost."

"It's the same for a lot of families," he continued.

"There have been some great sadnesses but at the same time you've got to try to take the positives out of these situations, whether that be new life, or happy memories, that's what you've got to focus on."

Of Philip's legacy, the father of two added: "He was such a fixture of all of our lives. He is sorely missed. He lived a remarkable life and if any of us can even live half the life that he did, we would all be extraordinarily happy."