The Queen Changes Her Display Photo As Prince Philip's Mourning Period Ends
The Royal Family is making changes now that the official mourning period for Prince Philip has concluded. Friday marked two weeks since the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99, and one change that's come is the royals have all updated their display pictures on social media. Here's the new picture the Queen chose after mourning her husband.
Queen Elizabeth II has a new display picture following the end to the official two-week mourning period for Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen's husband of 73 years, passed away at the age of 99 on April 9. Today marked two weeks since his passing, and the Royal Family has begun revising changes made during the mourning period.
Queen changes profile picture after mourning Prince Philip
Upon Prince Philip's death, the Royal Family's social media pages all changed their display pictures to solemn black coats of arms and monograms. Clarence House and Kensington Royal have now returned to their usual pictures of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla and of the Cambridge family, but the Royal Family page has returned with a different picture of the Queen.
It's a 2020 photo of Queen Elizabeth visiting the headquarters of MI5 in London. The monarch flashed a smile as she spoke to officers while dressed sharply in purple with a floral accessory on her hat.
The photo was also shared on the Queen's 95th birthday, when she for the first time spoke out on the death of Prince Philip. She thanked all who sent "support and kindness" following the Royal Family's loss.
During the mourning period, flags in the UK were also flown at half-mast until Prince Philip's funeral on April 17. The Queen also strayed from one tradition following her husband's death. When using stationary, Her Majesty chose a coloured personal note rather than the typical black royal stationary — a tradition began by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.