Prince Philip: Patrick Harvie discusses royal
The adorable image of Prince Philip sitting beside a young Prince George delighted royal fans and showed Kate Middleton's considerable photographic talent. The image was posted alongside a message from Prince William, following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, on Friday. Royal fans were full of praise for the sweet image and many showed their approval by liking the photo, now at nearly 800,000 likes.
The coinciding message from Prince William read: "My grandfather's century of life was defined by service - to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.
"I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life - both through good times and the hardest days.
"I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.
"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.
Kate Middleton's photograph of Prince George and Prince Philip
"Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead.
"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."
A black and white portrait of Prince Philip was posted to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official website for the Royal Foundation during the week.
The image portrays the Duke of Edinburgh smiling widely at the camera, dressed formally in a suit.
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On Friday a tribute was posted on the Royal Foundation website said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."
Last month it was reported that the Duchess of Cambridge's "Hold Still" photography project was being turned into a book.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William
About the book and about her photographic ability the Duchess of Cambridge said: "When we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced, the loved ones we lost, the extended isolation from our families and friends and the strain placed on our key workers.
"But we will also remember the positives, the incredible acts of kindness, the helpers and heroes who emerged from all walks of life, and how together we adapted to a new normal.
"Through Hold Still, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all experiencing, to capture individuals' stories and document significant moments for families and communities as we lived through the pandemic."
Prince Philip's funeral will be held at St George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 17.
Only 30 people will be allowed to attend the funeral because of the current coronavirus restrictions.
Also, attendees will have to follow social distancing rules.
It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will fly from his Californian home to attend.