The Queen’s favourite family photos: Royal Family Instagram account shares a selection of snaps documenting Her Majesty and her loved ones
- The Royal Family has highlighted the Queen’s love for family in a touching post
- The photos show Her Majesty’s special memories with her parents and children
- It also recalls the monarchs loving relationship with her husband Prince Philip
The Royal Family has shared some of the Queen’s favourite snaps from the family album in a touching social media post.
The photographs document Her Majesty growing from young princess with her parents to a Queen surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Highlights include a photo from the then Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip and a 2021 visit to the Eden Project with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.
It comes as King Charles and the Queen Consort pay a visit to Wales and the new Prince and Princess of Wales meet troops from the Commonwealth in Surrey.
The Royal Family has highlighted the Queen’s love for her family in a touching Instagram post on Friday which including a picture of her majesty with her children (from left) Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew in the garden of the Frogmore Estate, Berkshire alongside The Duke of Edinburgh
Another memory was the monarch with Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne, Princess Royal at the Centenary Annual Meeting of The National Federation Of Women’s Institute
The Queen was pictured with her son Prince Charles after she delivered a speech at the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in 2019
The slideshow of wholesome moments over the monarch’s life was accompanied by a lengthy caption that began with a quote from the Queen during her Golden Jubilee address to the Guildhall in 2002- the year both the Queen’s mother and sister died.
It read: ‘Our children, and all my family, have given me such love and unstinting help over the years.’
The caption went on: ‘The Queen’s family provided a foundation from which she drew strength and comfort throughout her life.
‘Her Majesty grew up in a loving family with her sister Margaret and her parents The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).
The slideshow of wholesome moments over the monarch’s life was accompanied by a lengthy caption that began with a quote from the Queen during her Golden Jubilee address to the Guildhall in 2002- the year both the Queen’s mother and sister died
‘In a letter from The King following Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, he offered a glimpse into their closeness as a family:
‘I have watched you grow up all these years with pride under the skillful direction of Mummy, who, as you know is the most marvellous person in the World in my eyes, and I can, I know, always count on you, and now Philip, to help us in our work.’
‘Following Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, The Duke of Edinburgh became a devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for over 60 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death in 2021.
The Duke and Duchess of York with King George V, Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1927
King George VI and the Queen walking in a field with their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret (right) in 1942
The Queen and her husband Prince Philip were pictured with their children Princess Anne, Prince Charles (right) and Prince Andrew on his first holiday to Balmoral in 1960
The Queen Mother, the Princess Royal, the Queen and Princess Margaret, at the Abergeldy sale of work, organised by the Queen Mother in 1955
‘He has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years,’ The Queen said in her speech to mark the couple’s Golden Wedding Anniversary. ‘I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.’
‘In her later years, The Queen’s children and grandchildren supported her on State occasions, travelling on overseas tours on her behalf and taking on some of her many Patronages.
‘Following The Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement in 2019, The Prince of Wales accompanied The Queen to events including the State Opening of Parliament and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess Of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles pose for the official wedding photograph with their children and parents. L-R Prince Harry, Prince William, Laura and Tom Parker-Bowles Front: The Queen, Prince Philip, Bruce Shand in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle following their marriage in 2005
The Queen was pictured with the Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales meeting people from communities across Cornwall as they attended an event at the Eden Project in 2021
The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge, arrive for a visit to AG Barr’s factory in Cumbernauld, where the Irn-Bru drink is manufactured, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week in 2021
‘In 2015, The Duke of Cambridge – who has taken on duties including Investitures and overseas tours on behalf of Her Majesty in recent years – wrote fondly of his grandmother in the preface to “Elizabeth II: The Steadfast”, praising her virtues as both Queen and Grandmother:
‘The Queen’s kindness and sense of humour, her innate sense of calm and perspective, and her love of family and home are all attributes I experience first-hand.’
Many rushed to the comments to mourn the loss of the monarch and pay their respects in heartfelt posts
Many rushed to the comments to mourn the loss of the monarch and pay their respects.
One person wrote: ‘These are my favorite pictures of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her family.
Another said: ‘She really was the Grandmother of the world. I may be American but my heart is with you and all of the British. We will never forget our Queen of the world.
While someone else said: ‘I will miss The Queen dearly, I cannot imagine what her family must be feeling right now. It is touching how people honour her right now.’
The Queen passed away at her Balmoral residence last week at the age of 96, her coffin is lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall
The now King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort attended a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff
King Charles and Camilla received flowers from a little girl following the Service of Prayer and Reflection
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