The Queen Shared a Rare Photo of Herself and Prince Philip from Her Private Collection on Instagram

The private photograph was taken in Scotland in 2003.

Queen Elizabeth II is honoring the memory of her late husband, Prince Philip.

On Friday evening, ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral service, the official royal family Instagram account shared a sweet photo of the Queen and Prince Philip from the monarch's private collection.

In the caption, the Palace wrote of the photo:

"The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003.

📷Photograph by The Countess of Wessex.

Her Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from around the world and have been touched to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of The Duke, in celebration of his life."

Today, the Queen will lay her husband of 73 years to rest and honor his life and decades of service to the Commonwealth in a small, private service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the funeral is limited to 30 guests, which will include Philip's children and grandchildren and many of their spouses (although Prince Harry did fly from his new home in California to attend the service, his pregnant wife, Meghan Markle, was advised by her doctors not to travel).

Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace released the full guest list for the funeral, which includes:

  • The Queen
  • Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
  • Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence
  • Prince Andrew
  • Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn
  • Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge
  • Prince Harry
  • Peter Phillips
  • Zara and Mike Tindall
  • Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
  • Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
  • The 2nd Earl of Snowdon
  • Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto
  • The Duke of Gloucester
  • The Duke of Kent
  • Princess Alexandra
  • The Hereditary Prince of Baden
  • The Landgrave of Hesse
  • The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  • The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Check back throughout the day for coverage of Prince Philip's funeral, which begins today at 3 p.m. local time, 10 a.m. EST.