Prince William, Charles honored Philip on Father’s Day
Gone but not forgotten. The royal family are celebrating their first Father’s Day since Prince Philip’s death, but they’ve made sure to include it in their tributes.
“To all the dads around the world, and to those who may miss their dads today, we think of you and wish you a #Fathers Day special”, prince charles and Duchess Camillefrom Clarence House shared via Instagram on Sunday, June 20.
The caption accompanied three photos. One showed Charles, 72, very small next to a young Philip. Other photos included Camila’s father, the late Bruce shand, as well as a photo of Charles with Prince william and Prince harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted an animated “Happy Father’s Day” message, and they’ve included pictures of all the dads in their lives. In a photo, Philip and Queen elizabeth ii are surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren. Another snapshot showed young Harry, now 36, and William, now 39, with Charles as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis surrounded their father, William, in another photo.
The official Royal Family Instagram shared a photo that honored the Queen’s father as well as Philip and Charles.
“To all dads around the world, we wish you a very special Father’s Day,” read the caption of a black and white photo. “To mark #FathersDay, we are sharing this photo of the Queen with her father, King George VI, and Prince Philip watching a young Prince Charles sitting on a statue at Balmoral in 1951.”
Philip died of natural causes on April 9 at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh spent 2 months before his 100th birthday.
The loss of the Patriarch was difficult for the royal family. “[He] left a giant hole in our lives ”, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, told BBC Radio 5 Live on Wednesday (June 16). “Unfortunately, I think the pandemic has twisted things up a bit, as it is difficult to spend as much time with the Queen as we would like. We tried, but of course it’s still not that easy.
Sophie, 56, added that she believed the pandemic had affected the period of mourning. “The whole grieving process is likely to take a lot longer,” she said.
A royal insider said Us weekly in April that Elizabeth, 95, was struggling over the death of her husband.
“Prince Philip’s death has hit the Queen harder than expected, but she remains calm and collected,” the source explained. “She’s strong and I’m sure she’ll do it.”
While honoring Philip, William and Charles also included photos of Harry despite ongoing disagreements with the California resident. The Duke of Sussex’s candid commentary on his revealer CBS, his Apple + TV series The me you can’t see and other recent talks have strained their relationship.
Another insider said We that Charles and William were “livid” after hearing his comments in May.
“It certainly didn’t help bridge the gap,” the source said, adding that the family did not want to “engage” with Harry’s criticism. “They think it was reckless and irresponsible of Harry to again overshadow The Firm so soon after Prince Philip’s death, while the Queen is still mourning the death of her husband. “
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