Royal Family Addresses Rarely-Discussed Part of Prince Philip’s Life: ‘Did You Know...’

It’s been two weeks since the death of Prince Philip and the royal family is keeping his memory alive by sharing important (and rarely talked about) bits and pieces of his life.

ICYMI: Over the weekend, thirty special attendees including members of the royal family said their final goodbyes to the Duke of Edinburgh during a small ceremonial funeral where he was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. And on Friday, the official Instagram account of the Royal Collection Trust shared a throwback image of the prince and revealed information we didn’t know about him. The royal family's account then re-shared the post in their Instagram Story.

“You may have learned more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s life over the past couple of weeks, but did you know how he influenced the Royal Collection?” the caption read. “The Duke formed an important collection of contemporary art, notably by British and Commonwealth artists. He also took an active interest in the conservation and display of the Royal Collection and contributed ideas to the design of the original Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, opened in 1962, and the redesigned Gallery, opened in 2002.”

If you’re unfamiliar, the Royal Collection of the British royal family is the largest private art collection in the world. According to the website, the artwork is overseen by the Royal Collection Trust and is spread among 13 royal residences across the U.K.

And it seems like a love of art runs in the family considering Prince Charles is quite a skilled painter. According to an old Clarance House Instagram Story, the 72-year-old royal is an “experienced watercolorist.”

Like father, like son.

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