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The Queen's picture with baby Princess Charlotte has royal fans saying the same thing

The Queen dotes on her great-grandchildren

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Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
April 15, 2021
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The royal family released some special photos on Wednesday in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

One posted to Instagram by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has quickly become a fan favourite – and it's easy to see why!

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The couple shared a previously unseen picture of themselves and their oldest children, which had captured a very touching family moment.

The photo showed William and Kate with the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral, with everyone smiling at the camera.

Everyone, that is, except for Princess Charlotte and her great-grandmother, who were instead sharing a sweet private moment!

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Kate held onto her daughter in the picture, which was taken back in 2015, when Charlotte was just a few months old.

The young Princess stared at her great-grandmother in fascination while the Queen, who was clearly very taken with the tiny tot, looked back adoringly.

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The photo was captioned: "Today we share, along with Members of @theroyalfamily, photographs of The Duke of Edinburgh, remembering him as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. This picture was taken at Balmoral in 2015."

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The Queen shared a lovely family portrait from 2018

It quickly garnered thousands of appreciative comments, including: "Love Princess Charlotte and Her Majesty smiling at each other!"

Other followers wrote: "Look at Charlotte and the Queen's connection… thanks for sharing," "Charlotte and Gran having a moment," and: "The look between HM and Charlotte in the second photo! [Heart emojis]."

Clarence House also shared a sweet memory to Instagram, in honour of the late Duke, who died on Friday.

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The Princess is the Duke and Duchess' middle child 

This one showed Philip smiling and enjoying himself alongside Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at William and Kate's 2011 wedding.

The Queen's own Instagram account, meanwhile, shared a wonderful group portrait that had not previously been released to the public.

It showed the monarch and her late husband back in 2018, posing with seven of their great-grandchildren, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who waved cheekily at the camera.

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