The Royal Family Just Shared a Vintage Snap of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip with John & Jackie Kennedy

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's upcoming Platinum Jubilee, the royal family has been sharing all kinds of rare throwbacks to Instagram. But their latest post really caught our attention, as it's a moment when two of the world's most notable couples were captured spending time together.

In a photo from 1961, Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip stand next to former President, John F. Kennedy, and his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy. Both men flank the women on the outside, while the queen and first lady stand next to each other in the center.

Along with this major throwback, the caption said, “1961: President John F Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy are welcomed by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace. There have been fourteen US Presidents during Her Majesty’s Reign, and with the exception of President Johnson, The Queen has met each one.”

We weren't the only ones who were dazzled by this historical photo. One royal follower said, “They all look amazing. What a special time,” while another commented, “What a gorgeous photo,” along with heart emojis and crying emojis. Of course, devoted fans of The Crown pointed out that this moment is depicted in the popular Netflix series, like one user who said, “I love this scene in The Crown.”

This snap is just the latest in a series of throwbacks that have been posted to the royal family Instagram, as explained in the end of the caption, where they said, “Over the next 70 days, as we countdown to the #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend, we’ll be sharing an image a day of The Queen – each representing a year of Her Majesty’s 70-year long reign.”

We can't wait to see what they post next.

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