Queen Elizabeth Shares Throwback Photo Of Her & Prince Philip Ahead Of His Funeral — See The Snap

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Apr. 16 2021, Published 6:57 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth shared a throwback photo of herself with Prince Philip just one day before his April 17 funeral

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"The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003," The Royal Family's Instagram account captioned the picture of the couple sitting on the grass. 

"📷Photograph by The Countess of Wessex. Her Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from around the world and have been touched to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of The Duke, in celebration of his life," the message continued. 

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Needless to say, people loved the sweet moment. One person wrote, "Beautiful photograph. Thinking of you all at this time x," while another echoed, "So lovely. They both look so happy ❤️RIP."

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A third user added, "They will always be a beautiful and amazing couple❤️❤️."

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The Queen — who was married to Philip for 73 years — has been keeping busy ever since her husband passed away. For one, she attended an event four days after his death. 

Then, on Friday, April 16, she released her first statement without Philip

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"I have been saddened by the destruction and major disruption caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days, and my thoughts are with the many people and families who have been evacuated from their homes, and whose livelihoods have been affected," she said, referring to the recent disaster in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. "I send my thanks to the emergency services and all those involved in the relief effort."

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She continued, "My prayers will remain with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at this very difficult time."

Philip would have wanted his wife to move on with her life and not mope around. 

"Her family will step up and be by her side, but she will carry on," a former royal aide revealed. "She understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life."

"She will never abdicate because of duty and honor and public service is so deep in her, as it was for him," another royal insider added. 

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