Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made a brief statement on Friday recognizing the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip.
The couple, now living in California, mourned Philip in a brief memorial posted on their Archewell Foundation website home page.
“In fond memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh,” read the declaration along with the years of his birth and death.
“Thank you for your service … you will be missed very much.”
The couple did not immediately appear on video or make any further statements about Philip in the first hours after his death. Current and past world leaders have published many of their own lengthy honors.
Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, also made no specific statements during this period to mourn William’s grandfather. Instead, her Twitter account retweeted statements from the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II’s husband died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday. His death came after he was released from a week-long hospital stay.
His hospital stay in early March coincided with Harry and Markle’s first high profile interview after they left the royal family. The couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey and spoke at length about their struggles with the “toxic” British media and the pressures of living as working members of the royal family.
They also claimed that someone in the royal family raised questions about the possible color of Archie’s skin before he was born.
Oprah later announced on her behalf that the Queen and Prince Philip were not part of this skin color discussion.
The Queen is expected to enter an eight-day period of mourning leading to Philip’s funeral later this month. The full plans for the event were not immediately released.
Harry and Markle did not share their own potential travel plans for such an event.