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Buckingham Palace Releases New Portrait of Prince Philip

Buckingham Palace Releases New Portrait of Prince Philip

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 07:00
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (Image: Getty)

Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life, according to Reuters.

The portrait, which shows the prince standing in the grand corridor at Windsor Castle, has been painted for display at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.

The palace said in a statement that the Museum is holding a retrospective exhibition of Heimans’ work in 2018, part of which aims to explore the historical and cultural connections between the royal families of Britain and Denmark.

The Duke of Edinburgh was born a Prince of Denmark and his ancestry spans both the British and the Danish royal families.

Philip bowed out of public life in August.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary last month at a small family gathering far from the grand celebrations held for their wedding 70 years ago.

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