Heartbreaking change made to The Queen’s social media pages after Prince Philip’s death

The Queen has made a tragic change to her social media channels following the dead of Prince Philip earlier this month.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:03 pm

The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday, April 9 before his funeral at St George’s Chapel eight days later.

The Queen 95, is now adjusting to life without her beloved consort of 73 years and begun working virtually from Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

She has continued with a busy diary of royal duties by holding a Privy Council meeting, her weekly telephone audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and video calls with two newly-appointed bishops.

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Queen Elizabeth II watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Her regular audience with Mr Johnson came on the day the PM maintained his innocence over the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat after the Electoral Commission launched a formal investigation.

The monarch, who was not pictured on the official duties, also received the oath of allegiance via videolink from the Bishop of Chester, the Right Reverend Mark Tanner, and the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Dr Gulnar Francis-Dehqani, who paid homage on their appointments.

On Tuesday, the Queen was photographed for the first time carrying out an official public engagement since Philip’s death, during virtual audiences with new ambassadors.

The nation’s longest reigning monarch, who is set to reach her platinum jubilee next year, is known for her dedication to duty, even while mourning the loss of loved ones.

Following Prince Philip’s death, she has been seen wearing a brooch in a nod to her late husband and her social media channels have also been updated.

A highlights section dedicated to Prince Philip has been added to the Royal Family’s Instagram account and a photo of her and Philip has been replaced by a solo picture on her social media channels.

The royal family has also congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their 10th wedding anniversary.

A message on the monarchy’s official social media accounts marking William and Kate’s milestone decade of marriage said: “Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very happy wedding anniversary.

“Today marks ten years since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey.”

The Cambridges released two tender portraits to mark the occasion on Thursday, with the royal family also sharing throwback images of the couple’s wedding day on Instagram.