Royal Family Marks End Of Mourning Period 2 Weeks After Prince Philip's Death — See The Change
It's been two weeks since Prince Philip died at 99 years old, and now the royal family has marked the end of their mourning period by changing their social media photos.
Following Philip's April 9 death, the royals honored the late Duke by replacing their profile photos with their monograms or symbols.
Prince William and Kate Middleton changed the photo of themselves with their three kids, and instead, uploaded their joint monogram.
The Royal Family account changed their profile picture to the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall replaced a photo of themselves for the Prince of Wales' feathers.
Now, on Friday, April 23, all three accounts have changed their photos back.
William and Kate's profile picture is a family photo, which includes their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, while Charles and Camilla changed their picture to a shot of them smiling.
The Royal Family account uploaded a photo of the Queen.
Before Prince Philip's funeral, which occurred on April 17, the royal family took part in very few engagements.
Queen Elizabeth, who turned 95 on April 21, hosted a retirement ceremony just four days after Philip's death in honor of Earl Peel, who stepped down as Lord Chamberlain right before Philip died.
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William and Kate also made a surprise appearance this week when they were photographed chatting with Air Cadets at the Air Training Corps in East London.
The Queen's birthday looked a lot different this year, too, as it was the first time her husband of 73 years was not there to celebrate with her.
Additionally, there was no new portrait, which is usually shared with the public, or gun salute. Instead, the Queen shared a lengthy message about her late husband.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she said in a statement. “My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”