Those who barely knew him or who were close to him, appropriately are sharing anecdotes, messages and photos of the late husband of Queen Elizabeth. On this occasion, they were Kate Middleton and Prince William, who published a moving photo of Prince Felipe and the Queen with 7 of their great-grandchildren, as a pre-future funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The never-before-seen photograph, which was taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge, shows Prince Philip with his arm around Peter Phillips’ daughter Isla, while the Queen, 94, can be seen years, holding in his arms the Prince Louis, who was barely a baby.
In the photograph are also the Prince George and Princess Charlotte offering a cheeky smile to her mother, the photographer, while Peter’s eldest daughter Savannah Phillips poses alongside Zara Tindall’s daughters Mia and Lena.
A second photo of Her Majesty and her husband was shared on the Duke and Duchess’s Instagram page, showing the couple posing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a visit to Balmoral in 2015.
The caption read: “Today we share, together with members of the royal family, photographs of the Duke of Edinburgh, remembering him as father, grandfather and great-grandfather.”
These images come after it was revealed that William and Prince Harry will not meet in person until his grandfather’s funeral, with the Duchess of Cambridge helping them put up a ‘unified’ front for the Queen.
This is not the first time that Kate, one of the most photographed people in the world, hides behind the lens and posts her own images. In fact, The Duchess was named the new patron of the Royal Photographic Society earlier this year after her flourishing Passion for photography.
Kensington Palace has often posted photos taken by Kate to mark milestones in her children’s lives, such as birthdays and the first days in kindergarten.
The Duchess started the tradition in 2015 when she took the first official portraits of Princess Charlotte, rather than hiring a photographer. And since then it has become the official family photographer.
Despite your period of mourning, the queen continues to work and has expressed sympathy for the people of a Caribbean nation following a series of violent volcanic eruptions.
The most recent to send a special message to her grandfather was the Princess eugenie, who through Instagram, paid tribute to Prince Felipe.
The queen’s 30-year-old granddaughter shared the extensive post on Instagram along with two photos of her with the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away last Friday at the age of 99.
In the post, Eugenia said that “she would remember learning how to cook, paint, what to read,” as well as her grandfather’s “favorite beer” and her ability to barbecue. She ended the statement by posting: “Thank you for your dedication and love to all of us and especially to Grandma, whom we will take care of for you.”
Eugenia and her cousin Zara paid homage to his beloved grandfather by naming his newborn children after him in recent months.
Isn’t it adorable?