Queen Elizabeth Just Shared a Private Photo of Herself & Prince Philip in 'a Place They Felt Unburdened'

The royal family has been honoring Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in a variety of ways since his passing on April 9. While the family is currently engaging in a thirty day period of mourning, they have been using social media to highlight the life of the late Duke.

In a continuing celebration of his life, Queen Elizabeth II recently shared a photo of herself and her husband that had never before been seen. The caption says, "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 intimate photo was snapped by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who is married to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's youngest child, Prince Edward.

The royal couple are captured on top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland on the Balmoral estate. According to a tweet from royal editor Chris Ship, this area was "A place they felt unburdened, happy, relaxed."

In the rest of the caption, they add, "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."

Prince Philip's funeral service took place today at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The ceremony was limited to thirty people, consisting of members of the royal family.

We are sending our love to the Queen and the rest of the royal family.

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