Prince Harry is the spitting image of his late grandfather – see the photo
Prince Harry is the spitting image of Prince Philip – see sweet photo
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While the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip no doubt have dozens of family photos in their personal albums, this week marked a milestone for one of their great-grandchildren in particular – Prince Louis.
Buckingham Palace released a very heartwarming photo of the royal couple with seven of their great-grandkids during a summer holiday in Scotland, and it was the first time little Louis has appeared in an official portrait with the Queen and the late Duke.
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The photo was taken by Louis' mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is a keen photographer and regularly shares her own personal photos with the public for special occasions such as her children's birthdays.
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The royals were pictured posing at the Queen's Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle, on a sofa. Her Majesty sweetly carried baby Prince Louis, who will have been around four months old at the time, on her lap. She also matched in tartan with her great-grandson Prince George, who stood next to her.
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The Duke of Edinburgh shared a close bond with his eight grandchildren, but his kindness also extended to his in-laws, including the Duchess of Cambridge. The pair appeared to have a sweet relationship, with Prince Philip always making Kate laugh in public. Before the Duke retired from public duties, aged 96, in August 2017, he was a regular fixture by the Queen's side at her engagements and formal events, such as Trooping the Colour. Prince Philip was among the royals to welcome Kate to the fold upon her marriage to Prince William in 2011. In the Duke of Cambridge's touching tribute to his late grandfather following Prince Philip's passing on 9 April 2021, William said: "I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. "I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her." Take a look back at Prince Philip and Kate's sweetest moments together… READ: 14 heartwarming photos of Prince Philip as a doting grandfather The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked pleased to see the Duke of Edinburgh as they left St George's Chapel in Windsor after Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding. Prince Philip attended all of his adult grandchildren's nuptials, including Princess Beatrice's marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor in July 2020
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Kate and Philip looked deep in conversation as they walked to church with William in Sandringham, Norfolk in January 2018. The Duchess was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time. MORE: Kate Middleton's grandfather crossed paths with Prince Philip in the sixties - see photo Keep clicking for more photos...
The 2017 Trooping the Colour was the last time the Duke appeared on the balcony during the parade to mark the Queen's official birthday. William and Kate were joined by their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and at one point, Prince Philip made the Duchess burst into giggles. MORE: Prince William shares adorable unseen photo of Prince George with great-grandfather Prince Philip
The Duchess beamed at the Duke as he turned to speak with her at the 2015 Trooping the Colour. It was one of Kate's first post-baby appearances after the birth of Princess Charlotte. MORE: Princess Beatrice becomes emotional talking about her 'fabulous' grandfather - see unearthed video
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Kate travelled to Leicester with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the royal train in 2012 and she seemed truly at ease with her in-laws. The trio were given a whistle-stop tour of the city together, with Kate telling one well-wisher that while she was missing William (who was posted to the Falkland Islands at the time), she said: "I'm being well looked after." Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
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This is the first time Prince Louis has starred in an official portrait with the Queen
Prince William and Kate's daughter Princess Charlotte took centre stage, waving one hand in the air and also holding onto Louis' hand. Prince Philip meanwhile had his arms around Isla Phillips, who was carrying baby Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall. Savannah Phillips stood behind the sofa in the centre.
The last time the Queen was pictured with her great-grandchildren before this new image came out was in 2016 for her 90th birthday celebrations. Annie Leibovitz took a now-iconic photo of the monarch with her youngest family members, and fans may remember little scene-stealer Mia gripping onto the Queen's handbag in the picture.
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The royal family also shared this sweet throwback photo featuring George and Charlotte
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Louis, who turns three this month, was not yet born at the time and neither was Lena Tindall, her newborn baby brother Lucas Tindall, Prince Harry and Meghan's son Archie Harrison, or Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son August.
Louis has previously starred in official portraits with his grandfather Prince Charles when he was a baby. The images were released for the future King's 70th birthday celebrations in 2018.
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