The Prince of Wales gave a moving - and mischievous - tribute to the late godfather of his son Harry.Charles spoke at a service of thanksgiving for the life of Captain Gerald Ward, who died last week aged 70 after collapsing while playing a charity match at Sunningdale Golf Club.Prince Harry, Capt Ward's godson, and Tom Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall's son, were ushers at the service at St Mary's Church in Chilton Foliat, close to Capt Ward's home, Chilton Lodge estate near Hungerford, Berkshire.Charles, addressing a congregation of about 1,000, told of his fondness for his friend of 40 years, remarking that the love he had shown to Harry, 24, was second only to his own children.Of Capt Ward's death on September 23 after bending down to tee his ball, the Prince said it was "the stuff of nightmares", but added: "He would have wanted you to know that he had just executed an exceptionally stunning shot with his golf club."Charles, attending with Camilla, recalled Capt Ward, who served with the Household Cavalry, giving him a 16ft fishing rod 40 years ago. "Gerald always used to refer to it as 'the giant vibrator'," added the Prince, to laughter.The Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals, Harry's battalion, played the Last Post at the service.Speaking on behalf of his family, Capt Ward's stepson Dominic Dinan told the Newbury Weekly News: "It's a huge shock for us. He'll be greatly missed by very many people. He was much loved on the estate, and it's a very sad day for all of us."Mr Ward served as Extra Equerry to Charles and was Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. He was also a trustee of the appeal fund set up after the Hungerford tragedy in 1987.Capt Ward left behind second wife Amanda, children Sarah and Lucy and six grand-children.