Royal Family Shows Respect For Prince Philip After His Death By Changing Their Social Media Photos
The royal family is coming together following the death of Prince Philip, which occurred on Friday, April 9 — on social media.
All three of the official royal Twitter and Instagram pages changed their logos soon after the news broke that Philip passed away at 99 years old.
Prince William and Kate Middleton changed the photo of themselves with their three kids, and instead, uploaded their joint monogram.
Meanwhile, 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 — who are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary on the same day Philip died — replaced a photo of themselves for the Prince of Wales' feathers.
The three accounts also all shared the same black-and-white photo of Prince Philip, along with the same message.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the message began. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course. Follow @theroyalfamily and visit www.royal.uk via the link in our bio."
The last time the three social media accounts swapped out their profile pictures was in November 2020 in order to mark Remembrance Day events.
The royal family's website, https://www.royal.uk/, also shared a tribute to the late Duke. "The official website of the Royal Family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made," the message said.
Philip — who would have turned 100 in June — was first admitted to the hospital in February after feeling unwell.
It was later revealed Philip "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital" on March 4.
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He was discharged in mid-March after 28 days.
"The Duke of Edinburgh has today been discharged from King Edward VII's Hospital and has returned to Windsor Castle, following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition," Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time.
Unfortunately, Philip's life came to an end a few weeks later. Now, Philip's wife, Queen Elizabeth, will go into mourning for eight days and not partake in any royal duties for now.