This Sunday marked the royal family's first Father's Day without longtime consort and patriarch, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April at age 99, leaving what his granddaughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, recently called, "a giant-sized hole" in the family.
For Father's Day, the royal family's social media accounts posted a vintage photograph of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, and a young Prince Charles. The photo was taken at Balmoral, the royal family's Scottish castle, in 1951.
"To all dads everywhere, we wish you a very special Father’s Day," reads the caption. "To mark #FathersDay we are sharing this photograph of The Queen with her father, King George VI, and Prince Philip watching a young Prince Charles sitting on a statue at Balmoral in 1951."
The tribute to Prince Philip was just one of the Father's Day posts the royals shared on social media. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a sweet stop-motion video, featuring Prince Charles with William and Harry, Kate and her father, Michael, at Cambridges' wedding, and a photo, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and their great-grandchildren. The family also included a never-before-seen photo of Prince William with his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Princess Eugenie also took to social media for Father's Day, sharing a series of photos of her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their new son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.
"Happy Father's Day to you my love.. you are the ultimate father to our boy!!" Eugenie wrote.
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