The Windsors released photos of Prince Philip, including some photos which have never been released publicly. I feel like Buckingham Palace told the senior royals that Wednesday was the day they could highlight some of their favorite photos, which is why some of these are just regular old snaps from Trooping the Colour or Ascot. I actually love the photo Charles chose of himself and his father on horseback, presumably playing polo. Charles chose a photo where his father looks particularly dashing.
But the “money shots” are the ones which have not been released before, and they come courtesy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. One of the photos – of the Queen and Philip with their great-grandchildren (at the time) – was taken by Kate. She was there as part of a formal photoshoot with a professional photographer, and she snapped her own pics (which is why only George is looking at her camera). The other photo is from Balmoral in 2015, when Charlotte was just a wee baby. The cutest thing about that photo is the Queen and Charlotte looking at each other instead of the person taking the photo.
Speaking of William and Kate’s kids, Us Weekly had this story:
Remembering their great-grandfather. Prince William and Duchess Kate are helping their children understand the death of Prince Philip. While grieving for his late grandfather, the Duke of Cambridge, 38, has also had to explain the situation to his Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2. “William told George, Charlotte and Louis that Prince Philip has ‘gone to heaven’ and ‘is an angel now,’” a royal insider told Us Weekly exclusively. “They’re still so young so he and Kate wanted to let them down gently.”
According to the source, the younger royals have not been unaffected by their great-grandfather’s passing. “Naturally, the children are very upset, particularly George and Charlotte,” added the insider. “Louis is still very young and had only met Prince Philip a couple of times.”
Still, William and the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, have been finding ways for their children to remember Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of over 70 years. “George, Charlotte and Louis helped William choose a photograph of Prince Philip to hang in their home in memory of him,” the source shared.
Yeah… my guess is that William wasn’t the one having the “where do we go when we die” talk with his children. It was probably Kate, or failing that, Carole. Anyway, cute photos.
Photos courtesy of social media, Avalon Red.