Even Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles joined in the millions of well-wishers on social media yesterday to mark Father’s Day.
Kensington Palace, who manages Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, tweeted out two pictures. The first a picture of a young Prince Harry and Prince William with their father, Prince Charles in what appears to be at their Scottish retreat Balmoral smiling as they rest their chins on the top of their walking canes.
The second photo is a picture of the Duke of Cambridge and only his eldest child, Prince George whose arms are tightly wrapped around his father’s neck. Oddly, there was no photo with Prince William and his daughter, Princess Charlotte.
Both pictures were captioned “Happy Father’s Day. Wishing all the fathers out there a very happy day.”
Clarence House sent out a tweet out on behalf of Prince Charles with a photo of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles in 1958 captioned “Happy #FathersDay
“The Prince of Wales, and his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, take part in a motorboat race on the Isle of Wight in 1958.”
All the photos span four generations of the Royal Family.
Royal-watchers jumped at the tweets and were quick to reply with their own favourite pictures of the Royal dads.
The pictures come a day after Trooping the Colour took place on Saturday which a large number of the family joined Her Majesty on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the flypast. Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents and Isla and Savannah Phillips, daughter of Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s son) and his wife, Autumn, made their first appearance on the balcony. The Tindall family were missing from the action, but it was still very much a family affair.