Prince Harry is on the way home.

The Duke of Sussex who currently resides in California with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie Harrisonflew to Great Britain after the death of his beloved grandfather. While he was flying back alone – pregnant Meghan didn’t get permission to travel from her doctor – his growing family is always close to him. Take, for example, the touching tribute he wrote on April 12 to the late Duke of Edinburgh.

“My grandfather was a man of service, honor and great humor,” Harry began. “He was authentically himself, with a seriously keen mind, and because of his charm he could draw the attention of any room – and also because you never knew what to say next.”

“He will be remembered as the longest reigning wife of the monarch, as a decorated soldier, prince and duke,” continued his message. “But for me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent to the pain of last year, he was my grandpa: master of barbecues, legend of jokes and naughty to the end.”

Harry noticed that Philip had been a “stone” for Queen Elizabeth the second during their 73 year marriage.

“And while I could go on, I know that now, beer in hand, he would be saying to all of us, ‘Oh, keep it up!'” Harry wrote. “So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Grandma, and for always being yourself. You are sorely missed, but forever remembered – by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie and.” I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always have a special place for you in our hearts. “