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British Royals

The Royal Family share unseen photos from their albums to mark Father’s Day

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with their great grandchildren
Photo by The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cornwall has shared a special photo from her wedding day to highlight the special role fathers play. As Father’s Day is celebrated across the UK, Camilla added an image of her arm in arm with her dad, Bruce Shand, on the afternoon she married the Prince of Wales.

The portrait was shared on the official Clarence House social media accounts along with a black and white photo of Prince Charles as a young child with his own father, the Duke of Edinburgh. In a poignant message, the royals wrote ”To all Papas everywhere, and to those who may be missing their Dads today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #FathersDay.”

This is the first Father’s Day for the Prince of Wales since the death of Prince Philip and the late Duke was also remembered on the official Royal Family accounts which chose another black and white photo to mark the day. In that picture, Charles is seen with Prince Philip and The Queen as well as her father, King George VI.

Kensington Palace also marked the day with a mini video, spelling out the message ”Happy Father’s Day” along with a series of photos including a previously unseen image of the Duke of Cambridge at Trooping the Colour 2019. William is seen holding Prince Louis and being cuddled tightly by Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the photo. The pictures also include a photo of William and Prince Harry alongside the Prince of Wales.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.