It's a Royal Birthday Celebration! A rare photo of Prince Charles at 2 years old was published as he wishes his father, Prince Phillip, a happy birthday; he looked adorable.
Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 98 today, and the Royals are bringing out epic and adorable pictures in honor of their patriarch.
Apart from the birthday greetings to His Royal Highness, the post also revealed that Prince Charles, who is seen holding his father's hand in the photo, was 2 years old at the time, and the celebrant had just returned from a trip to Malta.
Young Prince Charles looked adorable in a casual outfit as he walked beside his father. The Royal family Twitter page also wrote birthday wishes alongside a portrait photo of the Prince.
It equally noted that the celebrant came into the world on this date in 1921, and the picture was taken sixty-six years ago, in 1953. Prince William and Kate Middleton through their Twitter account — Kensington Royal — equally wished the Prince a happy birthday. Other Royals also celebrated the patriarch of their family.
Prince Phillip is the unofficial Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth — he chose not to make it official — and before the two got married, he renounced his Danish and Greek citizenships to become a naturalized Brit.
Interestingly, the Prince is related to his wife — the Queen — through their shared great-great grandparent — Queen Victoria, and he met her Majesty for the first time in 1934 at a wedding of two shared relatives.
The Royal couple met again — this time officially — in 1939, and they got married in 1947. Aside from Prince Charles, they share three other children — Princess Anne, and Princes Andrew and Edward.
The Prince is originally from the Island of Corfu and had to run away with his parents after the Royal family of Greece was exiled. He had three older sisters who are deceased and has nineteen nephews and nieces.
The Duke served in the Navy until he retired in 1953, and he learned how to fly a plane afterward. The father-of-four fought in the second world war, and since he married Her Majesty, he has appeared in about 22,000 official functions, and sat as head of various organizations and charities.
Prince Phillip has eight great-grandchildren and retired from public service to his farm on Sandringham estate in 2017. The King Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire gun salutes at Hyde Park in his honor as the world continues to celebrate his exemplary life.