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What made her laugh? Heartwarming untold tale behind picture of Queen ‘giggling’ at Philip


This photograph was taken in Windsor Castle as the Duke of Edinburgh was preparing to escort the Queen to an official ceremony. It has been reported the photograph was taken by Chris Young of The Associated Press in 2003. Referring to the photograph Mr Young told the BBC: “I got lucky”.

He added: “I recognised that it was a human moment.

“She was giggling like a little girl and he was laughing too.

“I thought the reaction from both of them was pretty unique.

“Some of the guests were unsure as to whether they should move, but eventually everyone had to beat a retreat.”

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According to reports, the pair were left laughing after a swarm of bees derailed the event.

The photograph shows Prince Philip and the Queen shortly before a ceremonial review of the Grenadier Guards at Windsor Castle.

However, while it may look like this is the first time Philip has worn these official garments, in fact, he wore this ceremonial dress on numerous occasions.

Sadly, on April 9, 2021, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99.

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Buckingham Palace issued the following statement regarding the death of Prince Philip, it said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will be made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”



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