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The Royal Family Share Touching Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Prince Philip

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s life may have been defined by his commitment to public service, but the longest-serving royal escort in history also cared deeply about his family. Following personal tributes to the late Prince from both the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, the royals chose 14 April to share some touching off-duty photographs of Philip in his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.


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The Prince of Wales began by posting an image of himself on the polo field with his father in 1966, as well as a shot of the Duke of Edinburgh attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2011. “Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh as a much-loved father and father-in-law,” Clarence House captioned the portraits on its social media accounts.

The Cambridges followed suit, publishing an image taken of select members of the royal family at Balmoral in 2015. While William clutches the hand of a toddler-aged Prince George, Kate holds a newborn Princess Charlotte in her arms, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh beaming in the middle of the photograph.


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Perhaps the most touching shot came via Buckingham Palace, however. In a portrait taken by Kate at Balmoral, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh can be seen with seven of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While Her Majesty cradles an infant Prince Louis in her arms, Prince George stands to attention by her side, and Princess Charlotte waves mischievously at the camera. Perched on the couch beside his wife, Prince Philip is surrounded by Savannah and Isla Phillips as well as Mia and Lena Tindall, the picture of a doting husband and grandfather. His funeral is scheduled to take place on April 17 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

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