It’s no secret that Queen Elizabeth just updated the royal family’s official Instagram photo…again. But did you know there’s a heartbreaking meaning behind the new image?
It all started earlier this month when the British royals announced that Prince Philip had passed away at age 99. (Still not over it.) Shortly after the news broke, the entire family—including the monarch—gave their social media pages a temporary makeover, displaying a black-and-white picture of the queen’s coat of arms as the avatar (or in the case of Kate Middleton and Prince William, their personal cypher).