It is a most touching snapshot which was published this Wednesday April 14 on Twitter by the official account of the British royal family. An unpublished photo of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip has indeed been unveiled, as a tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. On it the couple appears surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren. As the legend indicates, it is Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge who would have immortalized this tender moment of complicity in 2018, during a family reunion at Balmoral Castle.
We can therefore see the three children of Kate and William: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. They pose with the grandchildren of Princess Anne: Savannah and Isla Phillips, daughters of Peter Philips and Autumn Kelly but also Lena and Mia Tindall, daughters of Zara and Mike Tindall. If little Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle does not appear in this photo, it is because he was not yet born.
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
Will Prince Philip’s great-grandchildren be present at the funeral?
It is this Saturday, April 17, that the funeral of Prince Philip will be held. These will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, in the strictest family privacy, with a number of guests limited to 30 people. Many therefore wonder about the presence of the great-grandchildren of the Duke of Edinburgh at the ceremony. According to the Telegraph’s information, they shouldn’t be in the game. Indeed, only the children and grandchildren, as well as “long-standing staff like the valet, the squire and the prince’s private secretary” were invited. The newspaper also indicates that Kate and William’s children, aged 7, 5 and 2, are considered “too young” to participate in the funeral procession.
The British Royal Family © Twitter