The Royal Family Shares a Rare Family Photo of Prince Philip and His Great-Grandchildren
The royal family is remembering the life of Prince Philip.
Today, the official royal Instagram account shared a never-before-seen photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip posing with seven of their ten great-grandchildren. The sweet image was captured by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and features her three children she shares with Prince William: Prince George, Princess Charlotte (cheekily waving in the center), and a then newborn Prince Louis. Zara Tindall’s girls, Lena and Mia Tindall, and Peter Phillips’ daughters, Savannah and Isla Phillips, also appear in the throwback image.
“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018,” read the post’s caption.
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Because the photo was taken back in 2018, three of the queen and Philip’s great-grandchildren are missing from the image. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was not born until May 2019. Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child, a baby boy named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in February of this year. Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall, welcomed a new baby boy, Lucas Philip Tindall, in March. And later this summer, Harry and Meghan are expecting their second child, a baby girl, who will become the monarch’s 11th great-grandchild.
Members of the royal family have been commemorating Philip’s life on social media following the duke’s passing last Friday. William and Kate shared a photo from 2015 featuring the couple alongside the monarch and the royal consort with a young George and baby Charlotte at Balmoral.
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
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla also shared a series of vintage images.
Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh as a much-loved Father and Father-in-Law.
Members of The Royal Family are today sharing their memories of The Duke – see more on @RoyalFamily. pic.twitter.com/7lIGjhhYtQ
“Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh as a much-loved Father and Father-in-Law,” the caption read.
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