The Queen shares look at her and Prince Philip’s private gardens in sweet photo tribute to her late husband
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Since his passing, the Queen has shared photos of Prince Philip as a tribute to her late husband.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99 on 9 April 2021 and tributes poured in from across the world.
As a heartfelt nod to her late husband, who she married to for 73 years, Queen Elizabeth allowed for a photo to be shared on Buckingham Palace's Instagram account.
The image shows Prince Philip and the Queen inside the grounds of Balmoral Castle, where they famously stay when they visit Scotland.
Balmoral Castle is known for its beauty and the luscious countryside surrounding it, and the photo clearly displays that it truly is a “paradise in the Highlands,” at is has been previously described.
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In the image, taken in 1972, we get a closer look at the fantastic countryside at Balmoral Castle.
The Queen and Prince Philip stand side by side, with Highland Cattle seen behind them.
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Philip wears brown trousers and a black sweater, while Queen Elizabeth sports a matching skirt and jacket.
The couple would often visit Balmoral Castle, and it later became known as the Queen’s summer retreat.
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The gardens are said to include a large kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses and an expansive conservatory.
The caption of the tribute photo read: “For much of his married life, The Duke of Edinburgh was closely involved in the management of The Queen’s Private Estates: Sandringham and Balmoral, as well as Windsor Great and Home Parks. The Queen and The Duke are pictured here in 1972 at Balmoral with their Fold of Highland Cattle.
"The Duke worked with Estate workers, farmers and conservationists to maintain the Estates for future generations, through wildlife conservation and biodiversity initiatives.
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"Over recent years, His Royal Highness received regular updates and took a keen interest in developments on the Estates.”
The Duke of Edinburgh, who was said to have wanted little fuss at the ceremony, will have his body laid to rest within the private chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April, which is also where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got hitched.
The arrangements are codenamed Forth Bridge, after the Scottish landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and alterations have been made to ensure the service is in line with coronavirus measures.
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Coronavirus measures mean only 30 people will be able to attend the funeral. Before this, 800 were set to be invited before the pandemic.
Public processions will not take place, and the public has been urged not to turn up at the royal residences.
Prince Harry is in quarantine in the UK and will attend the service after flying over from Los Angeles, The Sun has reported.
The guest list of attendees is unknown, but the Queen and members of the immediate family will be at the service.
The Queen’s four children and their partners are also expected to attend the ceremony.
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