Prince Philip: Royals Change Social Media Display Pictures After Duke's Death
Royal Family members have all changed their display pictures on social media following the death of Prince Philip. The pages for Prince William and Duchess Kate, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and the Royal Family now show respectful images of coats of arms and royal monograms in addition to a cover photo in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh. He sadly passed away at age 99 on April 9.
Today, Queen Elizabeth II announced "with deep sorrow" that her husband of 73 years Prince Philip "passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle." He was 99.
Out of respect, Royal Family members have all changed their display and cover pictures on social media. The pages now show respectful coats of arms and monograms as well as a cover photo in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Royal Family change profile pictures upon Prince Philip's death
On Twitter, pages for Kensington Palace, Clarence House, and the Royal Family now display an identical cover image. It's a black-and-white version of the 2015 photo of the Duke flashing a grin, seen below.
For the display pictures, the royals all swapped out their usually upbeat portraits. Prince William and Duchess Kate changed their family photo to their personal royal monogram, with initials of W and C. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla changed to the Prince of Wales's feathers. And the Royal Family's page now displays the royal coat of arms.
Thus far, the pages have shared the initial announcement of Prince Philip's passing, first announced by the Queen via the Royal Family's social media pages.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
The sad news came just two months shy of the Duke's 100th birthday and less than one month after he was discharged from a four-week hospital stay that included a procedure on his heart. Our thoughts are with the royals at this time.