The Queen shows off unseen photo of great-grandchildren in her office after 'hurtful' Archie photo snub was revealed

The sweet photo was revealed during the Queen's audience with Thomas Trotter on Wednesday

The Queen's unseen photo of great-grandchildren revealed
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The Queen has shared a never-before-seen photo of her great-grandchildren in her latest appearance, much to the delight of royal fans. 

If you ever wanted to know how much the Queen’s great-grandchildren meant to her, look no further than her Windsor Castle decor. 

Her Majesty made an exciting appearance on Wednesday to host an audience at her Berkshire estate, where she is currently resting on doctors’ advice after a string of health scares. 

Smiling and wearing a pale blue dress, the 95-year-old monarch presented renowned concert organist, Thomas Trotter, the ‘Queen’s Medal for Music’, in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the musical life of the nation.” The prestigious annual award was established 15 years ago, with previous recipients including Gary Crosby and Imogen Cooper. 

The Queen was joined by some very special guests for the ceremony—well, in 2D version, that is. A never-before-seen photo of the royal matriarch with her great-grandchildren can be spotted clearly in the background, positioned behind what looks to be her black purse and reading glasses. 

The framed image appears to show the Queen holding a younger Prince Charlotte on her lap, while Prince George stands cheekily behind the sofa. 

Queen's grandchildren photo 2021

The framed photo of the Queen's great-grandchildren has never been seen before 

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Queen's greatgrandchildren 2021

Never before seen photo of the Queen's great-grandchildren

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Peter Phillips' daughters Isla and Savannah, and Zara Tindall's daughter, Mia, are also present, alongside the late Prince Philip. Judging by the ages of the kids, it's most likely that the sweet shot was snapped at some point in 2016. 

In another snap from the ceremony, a more recent photo of the Queen's great-grandchildren can be spotted. In this picture, which was taken in 2018, it's Prince Louis who's sitting on his great-grandmother's knee. 

Queen at Windsor Castle 2021

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While Her Majesty rarely speaks about the youngest royal tots, it's no secret that she's immensely proud of them. Her strong feelings for her grandchildren's kids are often expressed to the public by sharing adorable family portraits—or, in some cases, by refusing to share them. 

It was recently reported the Queen 'upset' Prince Harry 'terribly' with her Christmas photograph removal from her televised festive speech. According to a new royal book, Her Majesty asked for a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie to be shifted out of shot, in what appears to be a punishment for their decision to withdraw as senior royals in early 2020.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.