Royal News: Kate Middleton and the Queen update Instagram photos after mourning period ends
Kate Middleton and Prince William as well as the Queen changed their Twitter and Instagram photos after their mourning period for Prince Philip ended
The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked the end of their mourning period by changing their social media channels.
Following the sad news of the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh Earlier this month, the monarch’s official Twitter and Instagram pages swapped their photo avatars for a black-and-white photo.
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The main image, which was temporarily a image of the queen’s coat of arms, has now been replaced with a close-up photo of Her Majesty during a visit to MI5 headquarters at Thames House in February 2020.
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The accounts are maintained by members of the Queen’s office and provide updates, photos and videos from Buckingham Palace on the work and activities of the monarch and her family.
Kate and William returned to their photo, which featured their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in their applause for the caregivers last year.
The Queen’s social media images have changed
To honor Prince Philip, the young family chose their common monogram which features a curly C, for Catherine, over a black W, for William, both written in calligraphy.
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Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla’s profile returned to the smiling couple in an official portrait released for Wales Week 2019. They had chosen to display the Prince of Wales feathers.
It was a difficult time for the royal family. However, Wednesday marked the Queen’s 95th birthday.
Kate and William (L) Prince Charles and Camilla (C) and Queen (R) have these temporary profile photos
She shared a heartfelt statement thanking the audience for their kindness and support during this “time of great sadness”, while the palace noted that she was spending the day in mourning at Windsor Castle.
Despite her mourning, Her Majesty has also carried out a number of engagements in person since the death of her husband for 73 years. One of those engagements included the formal welcome of her new Lord Chamberlain Baron Parker to his post ahead of the Duke’s funeral in a ceremony she hosted.
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