The brand new royal photo captures the Duke of Edenborough and the queen shining on a colorful house card with a large number 73, plastered on the font. The masterpiece was created by the great-grandchildren of Queen George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. Archie Mountbatten Windsor, who grew up in the United States with his parents, Prince Harry and Megan Markle, meant he was absent from the home project.
Fans quickly realized the young king’s absence, fearing he was missing.
One user tweeted, “I wish Archie was home to help his cousins make a map, but I’m digressing.”
Another upset fan expressed his complaints in response to a tweet from royal expert and author of Finding Freedom Omid Scoby.
Mr Scobie wrote on Twitter: “Happy 73rd anniversary! In a new photo from @ChrisJack_Getty The Queen (wearing the chrysanthemum brooch she wore on their honeymoon) and Prince Philip can be seen in the oak room of Windsor Castle, enjoying a postcard from George, Charlotte and Louis, along with letters from well-wishers. “
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Royal fans were pleased to see the Queen and Prince Philip open a cute anniversary card
One user replied, “And none of Archie?”
Other users responded, with one of them saying, “Archie is busy. Anything else?”
A second user said, “They would still mention it if they did !!”
The photo, released Thursday night before their anniversary on Friday, shows the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh sitting on a sofa in the oak room of Windsor Castle.
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The card was made by Prince George at seven, Princess Charlotte at five and Prince Louis at two
The royals are seen reading the special message from the future King George and his siblings.
The photo, taken by Chris Jackson of Getty Images, also shows a small pile of anniversary cards and letters sent by well-wishers to a nearby table.
However, it is not known exactly who they are.
The 94-year-old queen was a 21-year-old princess when she married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
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The children made a colorful house card with plaster number 73, plastered on the front
Their lasting relationship lasted the longest of any British sovereign, and Philip had been on the Queen’s side for decades, supporting her as she devoted herself to her role as head of state.
The Queen and the Duke, who has now retired from public service, are being locked up in England, isolated in Windsor Castle, and the celebrations for the anniversary are expected to be held back.
They have four children together, including Prince Charles, who is the first in line for the throne and recently celebrated his 72nd birthday.
They also share Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
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The long marriage of the Queen and Prince Philip is seen as a key source of stability in the monarchy.
Together, they celebrated the silver, gold and diamond anniversaries of the queen’s reign and faced ups and downs over the years, including the breakup of three of their children’s four marriages.
The monarch last released plans for his platinum anniversary in 2022.
These plans include a four-day extravaganza, where the public will receive an additional banking holiday in June, while the banking holiday in May will also be moved to the same week, resulting in a four-day weekend.
Fans quickly realized the young king’s absence, fearing he was missing
The Queen will be 96 years old when she reaches the first platinum anniversary for a British monarch.
One royal expert even claims that this “puts to bed” the argument that the queen will retire when she turns 95.
The royal editor of the Daily Mirror, Russell Myers, said: “This finally puts to bed the rumors that it has been written for 20 years that the queen will leave the post when she turns 95.”
He added that ITS’s Chris Shipp indicated that even if she withdrew, she would still be queen in a regency, which he said was “technically true”.