By Emma Dooney published
The Queen has shared a never-before-seen photo of her great-grandchildren in her latest appearance, much to the delight of royal fans.
- The Queen has shared an exciting never-before-seen photo of her great-grandchildren during a recent engagement at Windsor Castle.
- The sweet image of Her Majesty and the royal tots was visible in the background as she presented an award to concert organist, Thomas Trotter, on Wednesday.
- In other royal news, Royal family publicly reunite for first time in months as they get glam to support Kate Middleton—but the Queen was missing.
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.
Today at Windsor Castle, The Queen presented Thomas Trotter with the 2020 Queen’s Medal for Music. 🏅Mr Trotter is one of the world’s most revered concert organists, and is the sixteenth recipient of the award. pic.twitter.com/NndtrLcdWgDecember 8, 2021
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.
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.
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 is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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