While the royals might at times be seen as some kind of celebrity enigma, they’re really just like any other family. And as a team effort, they all just proved this case in point. Overnight, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a series of photos of themselves and their kids with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Philip sadly passed away on April 9 at 99-years-old, and in the days since, the family have rallied to share some incredible unknown memories of their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Kensington Palace shared two beautiful snaps on Instagram. The first picture shows William and Kate standing with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their two oldest children, Charlotte and George while they visited Balmoral Castle. As a side note — how cute is little Charlotte curiously having a good look at the Queen while she smiles warmly at her?
In the other picture, The Queen and Prince Philip are surrounded by their great-grandchildren — every single one of them at the time (later to join would be Prince Harry’s son Archie, Zara Tindall’s boy Lucas, and Princess Eugenie’s first son, August). This was snapped by keen shutterbug Kate.
“Today we share, along with members of The Royal Family, photographs of the Duke of Edinburgh as a father, grandfather bad great-grandfather,” the caption read.
Buckingham Palace also shared several more photos to Instagram, some of Philip from decades past. Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie also shared a beautiful tribute to her grandfather — two photos, one of her as a small child as Philip places a hand on top of her head, and another when she’s a little older staring over a balcony at the races.
Eugenie wrote, “Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you. You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days. People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them. “
She continued with some of her own favorite memories with Philip, “I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy. I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favorite beer.
“I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.”
She ended the beautiful tribute, “With all my love, Eugenie.”
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