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Queen shares ‘favorite photo’ of herself and Prince Philip ahead of beloved husband’s funeral UK News

They can be monarchs – but in this photo, they could be any other longtime couple resting together on vacation.

On the eve of her husband’s funeral, Her Majesty The Queen released a much loved family photo.

Sharing the image, Buckingham Palace said it was one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite images of herself and Prince Philip, who died on April 9 and rested on Saturday.

The image shows the royal couple as they are rarely seen – relaxing together away from public duties and taking in the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

The couple relax on the grass at the Coyles of Muick, a beauty spot near the town of Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

The photo was taken by their stepdaughter, the Countess of Wessex in 2003, and shows the couple sitting together on a carpet.

The image is believed to have been taken when the Roaysls were enjoying their traditional summer break at the private Balmoral Estate, which is close to the Queen.

It shows the private face of the Queen and her husband, giving the audience a glimpse of how the Queen will remember her 73-year-old husband.

Coyles of Muick rises above the entrance to Glen Muick and rewards walkers with stunning views of Lochnagar Mountain.

The area is clearly a favorite spot for the Queen as she named a corgi puppy that she recently gifted to Monarch Muick.