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Prince Philip: The Queen shares a private photo of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh on holiday in Scotland | UK News

A poignant personal photograph of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh has been released on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.

The photo shows the couple smiling together atop the Muick Coyles near Balmoral in 2003.

The unseen image was taken by Queen Sophie’s daughter-in-law, Countess of Wessex, and was posted on the Royal Family’s Twitter feed on Friday evening.

The Queen would like to share this private photo taken with the Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles de Muick, Scotland in 2003 “, we read in the message.

The picture shows the couple relaxing Aberdeenshire on a hillside during a family vacation, one of many the couple spent there together during their 73-year marriage.

Her Majesty loves the beauty spot so much that she gave her name to one of her corgi puppies.

She is pictured on the grass wearing a tartan skirt, blouse and cardigan, as her husband lifts up with his elbow, his hat resting on his knee.

The Queen, 94, chose the image to be released to the world as she prepared to say goodbye to the Duke, who died at the age of 99 last Friday.

It offers a more personal glimpse into the couple’s relationship, which has spanned more than seven decades.

Earlier Friday, the Royal family uploaded several other photos of the queen and Philippe together, describing him as a “loving husband” and “devoted father”.

They also shared images of the custom Land Rover the prince had designed to transport his coffin to Windsor on Saturday.

The Queen was last pictured driving through the grounds of Windsor Castle a week after Philip’s death, …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 23:15:00