Rarely-seen hot royal pays tribute to remarkable Queen for helping relatives

Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark, a relative of the late Prince Philip has penned an emotional tribute to the Queen.

It comes on the day the world gathered for the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8, aged 96, at her beloved home, Balmoral.

Over the course of her life and reign, several of Her Majesty's relatives and extended family have expressed their gratitude to her – often sharing touching stories about her.

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Now, Achileas of Greece, 22, who is the third cousin twice removed of the Queen has shared an insight into his life growing up surrounded by members of those closest to the Queen and Prince Philip.

Taking to Instagram, The Bold and the Beautiful actor said: "On the eve of HM the Queen’s funeral, and as the UK is about to fall silent as a nation in her memory, I want to express my own and my family's sadness at her loss, but joy and gratitude for her life.

"She was the most remarkable public servant of recent world history, as will be testified by those attending and viewing her funeral tomorrow."

He went on to add: "And on a more personal level, tales of her wonderful yet characteristic kindness have always been handed down to me by my father and grandfather who remembers how she welcomed and supported my family when they arrived in England.

"Our heartfelt wishes and prayers are with King Charles and his family. God bless the Queen. God save the King."

Followers instantly took to the comment section, with one replying: "Such a beautiful tribute Achi – huge love and my thoughts and prayers are with you all."

"You are a great man Achileas, your soulful words are proof of this. God bless the Queen and your family," commented a second.

Before a third said: "What a lovely tribute…. Very well said… you're so articulate! God bless the Queen!"

"God bless the Queen! Pray for Royal Family and your family, Your Highness," exclaimed another.

While Achileas, who followers describe as "hot" wasn't at the funeral, his grandmother Queen Anne-Marie and his parents, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece were attending on behalf of the Greek royal family.

Speaking on BBC News, Prince Pavlos said of the late Queen: "The Queen has always been a very kind person to my family, always received with a smile.

"My parents were very well taken care of by her when we left Greece and lived in England for years after.

"The Queen was always receiving us with great smiles and family friendship.

"Always enquiring how things were going back home or elsewhere. One of the most wonderful people ever."


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