"Remembering His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death," a message read. The post was also shared by Kate Middleton and Prince William and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
"The weather in the window this morning is snow, unseasonal singular flakes, a slow winter's final shiver. On such an occasion to presume to eulogise one man is to pipe up for a whole generation - that crew whose survival was always the stuff of minor miracle, who came ashore in orange-crate coracles, fought ingenious wars, finagled triumphs at sea with flaming decoy boats, and side-stepped torpedoes," the poem, which is called, "The Patriarchs – An Elegy" begins. "Husbands to duty, they unrolled their plans across billiard tables and vehicle bonnets, regrouped at breakfast. What their secrets were was everyone's guess and nobody's business. Great-grandfathers from birth, in time they became both inner core and outer case in a family heirloom of nesting dolls."
"Like evidence of early man their boot-prints stand in the hardened earth of rose-beds and borders. They were sons of a zodiac out of sync with the solar year, but turned their minds to the day's big science and heavy questions," the message continues. "To study their hands at rest was to picture maps showing hachured valleys and indigo streams, schemes of old campaigns and reconnaissance missions. Last of the great avuncular magicians they kept their best tricks for the grand finale: Disproving Immortality and Disappearing Entirely. The major oaks in the wood start tuning up and skies to come will deliver their tributes. But for now, a cold April's closing moments parachute slowly home, so by mid-afternoon snow is recast as seed heads and thistledown."
The Queen also shared a black-and-white photo of herself with Philip. "👑𝟏𝟗𝟔𝟖: The Queen and The Duke Edinburgh leave St Paul’s Cathedral following a service to mark the 150th anniversary of the Order of St Michael and St George," the note read. "Her Majesty is Sovereign of the Order, which was established in 1818 by the future George IV. 🌎 In 1968, Boeing introduced its 747, the world's first jumbo jet. Over the next 70 days, as we countdown to the #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend, we are sharing an image a day of The Queen – each representing a year of Her Majesty’s 70-year long reign."
Of course, people loved seeing the photograph. One person wrote, "Great photo ❤️," while another added, "Sending my love to Her Majesty ❤️."
A third person wrote, "Lovely photo 👑🇬🇧♥️."
Recently, the royal family attended a memorial service for the father-of-four.