Prince Charles Shares Rare Childhood Photo With Prince Philip On First Death Anniversary


Prince Charles has shared
a rare childhood photo with his late father Prince Philip to mark the
first anniversary of his death on Saturday.

Taking to the official
Clarence House Instagram account, Charles shared three moving photos of the
Duke alongside a heartfelt caption from himself and Duchess Camilla. It
read: “Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh today, one year since his

The sweet childhood snap sees
Philip pushing Charles and his younger sister Princess Anne on a
swing as Her Majesty adoringly looks on at her family. Another photo shows
Philip smiling in the years before his death.

The poem read in part:
“‘The Patriarchs – An Elegy’ by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Remembering
His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his
death. Find out more about his life and legacy via our link in bio.

“On such an occasion to
presume to eulogize one man is to pipe up for a whole generation – that crew
whose survival was always the stuff of minor miracle, who came ashore in
orange-crate coracles, fought ingenious wars, finagled triumphs at sea with
flaming decoy boats, and side-stepped torpedoes.

“Husbands to duty, they
unrolled their plans across billiard tables and vehicle bonnets regrouped at
breakfast. What their secrets were was everyone’s guess and nobody’s business.
Great-grandfathers from birth, in time they became both the inner core and outer
case in a family heirloom of nesting dolls.”

Members of the royal family take part in Prince Philip's funeral procession

Members of the royal family take part in Prince Philip’s funeral procession

Philip died aged 99 on
Friday 9 April 2021. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in an official
statement that read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty, the Queen
has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


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