Rare pic of Prince Philip with great-grandkids

 

The British Royal Family has released a rare, unseen photo of the Queen and Prince Philip surrounded by their great-grandkids.

Taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, the photo shows the late royal alongside his wife Queen Elizabeth II, as well as seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018.

Prince George, 7, can be seen standing on the left of the photo next to the Queen, who is holding a then baby Prince Louis, now 2.

Princess Charlotte, 5, is by the monarch's side, and directly behind her is Savannah Phillips, 10, the daughter of Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last Friday aged 99, is seen with his arm around Isla Phillips, 9, who is holding Zara and Mike Tindall's child, Lena, now 2. Mia Tindall, 7, is on the right of the photo.

 

The picture was shared on the official Royal Family Twitter account with the caption: "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018."

The copyright was attributed to the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Queen and Philip have three other great-grandchildren; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie Harrison Mountbattern-Windsor, 1, who was not yet born at the time of the photograph, as well as Princess Eugenie's son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who was born in February, and Zara Tindall's son Lucas Tindall, born in March.

It comes after William shared an unreleased photo of his son, Prince George, with his great-grandfather in his carriage, which was also taken by Kate in Norfolk in 2015.

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The Queen also shared new images of Philip taken across his many years of service to the Commonwealth.

The shots included a stunning black and white picture of Philip smiling with the Queen on one royal visit.

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Prince Philip photos released by the Royal Family. Picture: The Royal Family/Instagram
Prince Philip photos released by the Royal Family. Picture: The Royal Family/Instagram

He can also be seen meeting budding troops in a nod to his military work and beaming as he collects gifts from youngsters in Australia.

A caption on the official Royal Family Instagram says: "The Duke of Edinburgh was committed to the #Commonwealth, meeting and connecting with people from every walk of life."

 

Originally published as Rare pic of Philip with great-grandkids



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