Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales were spotted in not just one, but *two* rare pics together, walking around the Frogmore Estate to celebrate the Easter weekend. One of the images was posted on the @clarencehouse account, where they said, "The Queen and The Prince of Wales enjoy a walk in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor. This image is one of two released to mark the Easter weekend. Head over to @theroyalfamily to see the second photograph."
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Charles Pose for Not 1, But 2 Rare Mother-Son Photos in the Gardens of Frogmore House
The pair are seen walking among some dazzling cherry blossoms and yellow daffodils in the Frogmore Gardens. This natural landscape was laid out in the 1790s by Queen Charlotte's Vice-Chamberlain, Major William Price, and by the Rev. Christopher Alderson of Derbyshire. The low, marshy land was apparently once filled with frogs, which is how the estate got its name.
Originally built between 1680-1684 by Charles II's architect Hugh May, the Frogmore House was long occupied by Queen Charlotte, and frequented by many royals throughout the years. In the 1980s, the home underwent extensive repairs, and then received further restoration by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex many years later. And while it remains generally unoccupied, it has been the center for many private and public events hosted by the royal family.
While the first image was a welcome surprise, another shot was shared to the @royalfamily account. It features the Queen and her son laughing as they're captured in front of a tiny picturesque bridge.
The Frogmore House and Gardens will be open to visitors again in 2022. Until then, we'll just have to enjoy a glimpse of the estate through these sweet family photos.
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