The Royal Family Shared a Rare Throwback Photo of the Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles

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    To celebrate Prince Philip's 99th birthday on Wednesday, the royal family shared a series of throwback photos on Instagram, featuring the Duke of Edinburgh throughout his life. In the first photo, a young Prince Philip and the Queen pose, smiling, with a baby Prince Charles, their oldest child; while the photo is undated, according to Getty, it was likely taken around 1949, since Charles was born in November 1948.

    The royals also shared a photo from Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, alongside other snaps of the Queen and Philip throughout their lives together:

    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, meanwhile, shared a throwback photo on their official Instagram account of a young Charles and his father on a boat, as well as a more recent photo of the father and son:

    Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, Philip won't be celebrating his 99th birthday with any of his children, as Charles observed in a recent interview. "Well, I haven't seen my father for a long time," Charles told Sky News. "He's going to be 99 next week, so yes, or my grandchildren or anything. I've been doing the FaceTime, it's all very well, but…"

    "You really just want to give people a hug," Charles said.

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