Buckingham Palace releases new photos of late Prince Philip taken by Kate Middleton

'I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa', Prince William said in a statement

An undated handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 14, 2021 shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and  Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their great grandchildren. Pictured (L-R) are Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge being held by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Savannah Phillips (standing at rear), Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall.   - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KENSINGTON PALACE / DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  - NO COMMERCIAL USE - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE - STRICTLY NO SALES - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NOT FOR USE AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2021.
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Buckingham Palace has released never-before-seen pictures of Prince Philip surrounded by his great-grandchildren.

The Duke of Edinburgh, joined by his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, are surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in a new photo released by the Royal Family's Twitter account following his death on Friday.

The photo was taken in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge, who is a keen photographer, and often shares her portraits of her family with the world to mark occasions.

Another photograph shared to the Kensington Royal Instagram account shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with a young Prince George and baby Princess Charlotte alongside the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, taken at Balmoral in 2015.

In another photo, also taken by Kate Middleton, Prince Philip sits in a carriage alongside Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne.

"My grandfather's century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family," the caption alongside the photograph read.

“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her. I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!

“My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

Prince Philip's funeral will be held on Saturday at Windsor Castle, where it will be limited to 30 people because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Preparations were taking place at Pirbright Barracks in Woking on Wednesday.

Servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force will take part in the funeral procession, and Philip’s coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel at the castle on a Land Rover that he designed.

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