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Prince Philip: Queen shares one of her favourite photos

 The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen, pictured in the Scottish Highlands in 2003

The Queen has shared one of her favourite photographs of herself with her husband of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the eve of his funeral.

The royal couple are pictured relaxing on the grass at a beauty spot in Aberdeenshire in the photo taken by the Countess of Wessex in 2003.

The duke is lying back, propping himself up on his elbow, with his hat balanced on his knee.

His funeral will take place in Windsor Castle at 15:00 BST on Saturday.

The duke's children will walk behind his hearse during the procession.

In the photograph, taken on a sunny day at the Coyles of Muick near the Aberdeenshire town of Ballater, the Queen and Prince Philip look completely at ease and are smiling warmly at their daughter-in-law Sophie who took the photograph.

The Queen - dressed in a tartan skirt, blouse and cardigan, and a string of pearls - is sitting on a rug with her husband.

The Coyles of Muick stands above the entrance to Glen Muick and offers walkers an uninterrupted view to the mountain of Lochnagar. It is near to the Queen's private estate of Balmoral, where the couple enjoy their traditional summer break.

The Queen has named a corgi puppy, recently given to the monarch, Muick, and its dorgi puppy playmate is called Fergus - another Scottish name.

The area has been painted by the Prince of Wales, whose summer retreat of Birkhall is close to the area where the Queen and Philip were photographed.

Meanwhile, Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen and Prince Philip's granddaughter Zara Tindall, has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh as a "devoted family man who we will forever miss but always love".

The former England rugby player posted a picture on Instagram from the Royal Family's personal photo albums of the duke with the Tindalls' eldest daughter Mia.

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The photograph, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, shows Mia and her great-grandfather eating together on a bench in front of a wooden cabin.

A half-drunk pint of beer can be seen in the background to the right of the duke.

"It's been a very sad week but it has given us time to reflect on great memories and stories both personal and shared," Mr Tindall said.

Mrs Tindall gave birth to her third child just three weeks ago and named her son Lucas Philip, with his middle name honouring both the duke and Mr Tindall's father.

In the week since Prince Philip died aged 99, several members of the royal family have issued previously-unseen photographs.

Undated handout image released on 14/04/21 of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with their great grandchildren. Pictured (left to right) Prince George, Prince Louis being held by Queen Elizabeth II, Savannah Phillips (standing at rear), Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Edinburgh, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall.IMAGE COPYRIGHTDUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
image captionAn image from 2018 issued by the Royal Family shows the Queen and Prince Philip with seven of their great grandchildren. They are: (from left to right) Prince George, Prince Louis, Savannah Phillips (standing at rear), Princess Charlotte, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh seen with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Balmoral in 2015IMAGE COPYRIGHTKENSINGTON PALACE
image captionKensington Palace's photo shows the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh seen with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Balmoral in 2015
The Duke of Edinburgh seen beside the Prince of Wales playing polo in 1966IMAGE COPYRIGHTCLARENCE HOUSE
image captionThe Duke of Edinburgh is seen beside the Prince of Wales playing polo in 1966 in an image issued by Clarence House
Image released by Clarence House 14/04/2021 of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Camilla in 2011IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES
image captionClarence House also shared an image of the Duke of Edinburgh laughing with the Prince of Wales on the day of Prince William's wedding in 2011
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Derby Festival in 2012IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES
image captionBuckingham Palace issued a photograph of the duke alongside Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at the Derby Festival in 2012
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How to follow the funeral on the BBC TV and radio

The Funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: BBC One, Saturday 17 April, 12:30-16:20 and 20:10-21:10

The funeral will also be broadcast from 14:00-16:10 on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service English, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster - and on BBC Radio Wales and BBC local radio with some variation in start times.

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