Queen giggles in viral pic featuring Prince Philip dressed in full uniform. Here’s the real story

As tributes poured in for Britain’s Prince Philip after his dying on Friday, an image of him with Queen Elizabeth II surfaced on social media and swiftly went viral. In the picture, the Duke of Edinburgh was seen dressed in full uniform, as he ready to accompany Her Majesty, elegant in a blue outfit. The Queen “giggled” in the image and several other social media customers claimed that she was seen smiling as a result of Prince Philip “played a prank” however that isn’t the case right here.

The image was clicked throughout an occasion at Windsor Castle in 2003. “Prince Philip pranking The Queen by dressing as a palace guard,” a consumer mentioned of the viral image. Another remark reads, “Look at that smile. The Duke of Edinburgh pranked the Queen when she arrived back at Buckingham Palace. She adored him.”

The story, nonetheless, is one thing else altogether. We’ll let you know about it however check out the tweets first.


Well, it wasn’t a prank that Prince Philip pulled on the Queen, actually. In reality, Prince Philip was dressed in the Grenadier Guard’s uniform as a result of he was on official responsibility. The Queen, on the different hand, giggled owing to a sudden assault by bees, The Sun stories.

Press Association’s Chris Young was the solely photographer current at the occasion, and he clarified the thriller behind the viral image whereas talking to the BBC. It so occurred {that a} swarm of bees derailed the occasion and a Royal beekeeper needed to be summoned to maneuver them away.

“Some of the guests were unsure as to whether they should move, but eventually everyone had to beat a retreat. I recognised that it was a human moment. She was giggling like a little girl and he was laughing too,” Chris Young instructed BBC.

“The main picture made the front pages of a number of newspapers the following day. It was a rare, candid exchange of glances between the couple in public,” he added.

Press Association, in the caption of their submit, had additionally talked about the motive behind the Queen’s “giggling” second throughout the 2003 occasion.

“Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip enjoy the spectacle, as a swarm of bees cause concern prior to The Queens Company Review at Windsor Castle,” the caption on Press Association’s web site reads.

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort of any British monarch. He died at the Windsor Castle on April 9 at the age of 99.

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