The Royal Family has released an image of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, surrounded by their seven great-grandchildren. Other members of the Royal Family released previously unseen photos of the Duke of Edinburgh. The images celebrated Prince Philip’s life, following his death at the age of 99.
Photo of the Queen, Prince Philip and their great-grandchildren
The beautiful image, taken by Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, hit social media on Wednesday. The photo includes Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, surrounded by seven of their 10 great-grandchildren.
Taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018, the image features Prince Louis cradled in the arms of Queen Elizabeth. This is a rare image indeed of the monarch holding one of her 10 great-grandchildren. William and Kate’s other children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on either side of the Queen.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018.
©️ The Duchess of Cambridge pic.twitter.com/xMmbzfDHwL
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 14, 2021
Zara and Mike Tindall’s children, Lena and Mia, and Peter Philips’ daughters, Savannah and Isla are also pictured.
Other Images on Twitter
Other memories were sent by the Twitter account of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. One shows Philip and a young Prince Charles playing polo on horseback. The caption read, “Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh as a much-loved Father and Father-in-Law.”
Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh as a much-loved Father and Father-in-Law.
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) April 14, 2021
The Twitter account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared memories of the Duke of Edinburgh. Taken at Balmoral Castle in 2015, the image shows William and Kate, Prince Philip, the Queen, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. William can be seen holding George’s hand, while Kate holds baby Charlotte.
Today we share, along with Members of The @RoyalFamily, photographs of The Duke of Edinburgh, remembering him as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
📷 This picture was taken at Balmoral in 2015. pic.twitter.com/HxNfrL21xU
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 14, 2021
The @KensingtonRoyal Twitter account featured a message, reading, “Today we share, along with members of the @RoyalFamily, photographs of The Duke of Edinburgh.” The message continued with the words, “remembering him as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather.”
Other royals post tributes
On Wednesday, Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Eugenie posted a moving tribute to her grandfather on Instagram. She captioned the image to say the Duke of Edinburgh would be “so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days.”
Eugenie shared an image of herself and her elder sister Beatrice with Prince Philip. In her caption, she recalled her memories of Philip, including learning how to cook, how to paint and what to read. The princess also remembered her grandfather for his keen sense of humor.
Meanwhile, an amusing post is being shared on Twitter, showing Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, having fun at the palace.
— Dave M (@SpotTheLoon2010) April 11, 2021
Prince Philip’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel
The funeral service for the late Prince Philip will be held on Saturday, April 17 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. As noted by Sky News, Prince Philip’s coffin will journey to the chapel on a specially-modified Land Rover, which the Duke helped to design. Meanwhile, the service will be broadcast on live television in the United Kingdom at 3 pm local time.