The monarch, 95, offered live performance organist Thomas Trotter with The Queen’s Medal for Music at Windsor Citadel on Wednesday, December 8. In a framed picture captured within the background of a shot from the ceremony, the queen holds Prince William and Duchess Kate’s daughter, Charlotte, now 6, in her lap, whereas their eldest son, George, now 8, stands behind them.
The throwback pic additionally options the late Prince Philip — who died in April at the age of 99 — and a few of his and Elizabeth’s different great-grandchildren, together with Zara Tindall’s now 7-year-old daughter, Mia, and Peter Phillips’ daughters, Savannah, now 10, and Isla, now 9. The group sits on a sofa in what seems to be a room inside one of many royal household’s residences. It's believed to have been taken across the finish of 2016.
Royal watchers additionally seen a photograph of the sovereign holding William and Kate’s now 3-year-old son, Prince Louis, on the desk behind her. The image, which exhibits Philip and several of the couple’s great-grandchildren, was beforehand launched in April following the Duke of Edinburgh’s dying.
Photographer Chris Jackson divulged behind-the-scenes particulars in October of what it's wish to work with the royal family’s next generation.
“I simply love that you just by no means know what to anticipate with the form of youthful members of the royal household and that’s what makes it enjoyable,” he completely advised Us Weekly on the time. “I suppose that interprets for lots of what I do since you don’t management what’s happening in entrance of you. And so it's important to study to anticipate the sudden and [keep] on [your] toes and that provides a component of luck and the ingredient of, you understand, some days you get the picture [and] some days you don’t. I feel that's what makes it fairly pleasing since you by no means know when the sunshine’s going to fall in a pleasant manner or there’s going to be [a] pretty interplay between the queen and Prince George.”
The queen has returned to her royal duties since information broke in October that she had been hospitalized overnight. She was subsequently suggested by her medical doctors to relaxation for at the least two weeks. She canceled her scheduled appearance at the Remembrance Day Service in November after spraining her again however quickly resumed her work at Windsor Castle.