The Queen wished people a Happy Father’s Day on the Royal Family’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.
She posted five throwback pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh with his four children.
The black-and-white photos show Philip with a young Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
In one of the images, Philip has Charles in his arms while the Queen is holding Anne, who is putting her hand over her father’s mouth.
The adorable snap was taken in the grounds of Clarence House in 1951.
The Father’s Day post prompted a delighted reaction from royal fans.
An Instagram user commented: “Wonderful photos, I love the photos from the past.”
Another said: “Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads in the Royal Family. Philip, Charles, William, etc.”
A third wrote: “Love the Duke of Edinburgh and fam so much.”
A Twitter user added: “Happy Father’s to the Fathers in the Royal Family.”
One more said: “Happy Father’s Day to the Duke of Edinburgh.”
Philip, 99, and the Queen, 94, are spending the coronavirus lockdown at Windsor Castle.
Charles, 71, also took to social media to mark Father’s Day with two images.
He released a childhood picture with the Queen, Philip and Anne taken on the same day as the photo shared in the Royal Family’s Father’s Day post.
The second image is of Charles and his sons at Cirencester Park Polo Cup in 2004.
The caption said: “Whether you are a Father, a Dad, a Daddy or a Pa, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!”
The royals are unlikely to celebrate Father’s Day together due to the pandemic.
They have stayed apart during the lockdown at residences around the country.
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, returned to London from Scotland this week to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron to the UK on Thursday.
Charles and Camilla had been based at Birkhall since March where the Prince recovered from coronavirus.
The Queen and Philip
The Queen, 94, and Philip, 99, are at Windsor Castle with a reduced household.
They both celebrated their birthdays during the coronavirus lockdown.
The monarch turned 94 in April and also marked her official birthday earlier this month.
And a new picture was released for Philip’s June 10 birthday showing him and the Queen in the grounds of the Berkshire residence.
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Published at Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:14:00 +0000