The Royal family have released a sweet snap of the Queen alongside King George VI, Prince Philip and a young Prince Charles as they marked the first Father’s Day since the Duke’s passing.
A giggling Prince of Wales, now 72, is seen perched on a statue of a deer in Balmoral in 1951 as his parents and grandfather look on affectionately.
In the black and white snap, the Queen is pictured sporting a chic tailored coat as she keeps an eye on her eldest son, while the Duke of Edinburgh grins at him proudly.
The Royal family have released a sweet snap of the Queen alongside King George VI, Prince Philip and a young Prince Charles for Father’s Day
Charles also posted family photos on social media to mark the occasion, including one of him as a young boy with his late father
The Royal Family shared a touching tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh to mark their first Father’s Day without him
Today marks the first Father’s Day without Prince Philip after he died, aged 99, on April 9, as Prince Charles led touching tributes on the day with an emotional post
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also wished a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ to ‘fathers everywhere’ alongside a collage-style video featuring sweet photographs of Prince Philip with his grandchildren, and William and Kate with their own parents and children
The monarch’s father, King George looked dashing in a kilt, while Prince Philip donned a smart suit.
The snap was taken two years before the Queen’s coronation following the king’s death in 1952.
Today marks the first Father’s Day without Prince Philip after he died, aged 99, on April 9.
The Royal Family Instagram post was captioned: ‘To all dads everywhere, we wish you a very special Father’s Day.
‘To mark #FathersDay we are sharing this photograph 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.’
One photo shows him smiling with Princes William, 38, and Harry, 36, at a 2004 polo match at Cirencester Park
Charles also posted family photos on social media to mark the occasion, choosing a selection of his favourite snaps of his children and late father.
He also shared heartwarming pictures of Camilla with her father Bruce Shand, who died in 2006, on her wedding day.
One photo shows him smiling with Princes William, 38, and Harry, 36, at a 2004 polo match at Cirencester Park.
Another black and white snap shows a young Charles beaming next to the Duke of Edinburgh in a touching tribute ‘to those missing their Dads’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to social media to mark the day with a crafty video and shared snaps of them both with their fathers
He also shared heartwarming pictures of Camilla with her father Bruce Shand, who died in 2006, on her wedding day
The snaps were captioned: ‘To all Papas everywhere, and to those who may be missing their Dads today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #FathersDay.’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to social media to mark the day with a crafty video.
The clip shows the words Happy Father’s Day being tacked on to a cork board before four family pictures are added.
One shows a young Prince William with his father and Prince Harry lounging on the grass in 1990.
In the childhood snap, Charles sported a kilt with a matching burgundy jumper while the boys embraced him.
Another snap shows Kate Middleton with her father Michael Middleton on her wedding day in 2011.
In a touching tribute to his late grandfather, the Duke of Cambridge also shared a snap of his children sitting on a sofa with their grandparents and cousins Mia and Lena Tindall, and Savannah and Isla Phillips.
Another snap shows Camilla beaming next to her father, as they captioned the post about people who may be missing their fathers
One last picture shows William being cuddled by Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, while wearing his military uniform.
He cradles his youngest son, Prince Louis, three, in the adorable snap to celebrate the day.
Today marks the royal family’s first Father’s Day without Prince Philip following his death earlier this year.
Prince Philip, who the queen married in 1947, died at Windsor Castle in April, just weeks before what would have been his 100th birthday.
Last week Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 55, said Prince Philip’s death has left ‘giant-sized hole’ in the lives of the royal family during an emotional interview.
She reflected on the loss of her father-in-law, the Duke of Edinburgh, who shared four children, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward, with Queen Elizabeth.
In an interview with Naga Munchetty, Sophie spoke about the difficulty of grieving in public and amid the pandemic following his death.
She said: ‘Well he’s left a giant-sized hole in our lives.
‘Unfortunately the pandemic has slightly slewed things in as much as it’s hard to spend as much time with the Queen than we would like to.’