Touching photo of Duke with great-grandchildren released

Duchess of Cambridge captured the moment on her camera at Balmoral in 2018.

Touching photo of Duke with great-grandchildren released PA Media
Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen with their great-grandchildren.

A touching photo of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh sitting with their great-grandchildren has been released as the royal family shared memories of Philip.

The previously unseen image shows the couple like any other great-grandparents surrounded by youngsters on a sofa during a family get-together and with the little ones appearing on best behaviour.

The Duchess of Cambridge captured the moment on her camera in 2018 when the Queen and Philip’s seven great-grandchildren were at Balmoral.

Cradled in the arms of the Queen is Prince Louis, a rare image of the monarch holding one of her great-grandchildren.

The full line-up of royal children includes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children Prince George and Princess Charlotte either side of the Queen who holds their brother Louis.

Peter Phillip’s daughters Savannah and Isla are close to their great-grandfather and at the other end of the sofa are Zara and Mike Tindall’s children Lena, held by her cousin Isla, and his daughter Mia.