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Prince Charles shares rare vintage photo with his late father, Prince Philip, in touching thank you card to fans

Australian Women's Weekly logo Australian Women's Weekly 4/05/2021 Maddison Hockey
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wearing a suit and tie: Prince Charles shares rare vintage photo with his late father, Prince Philip, in touching thank you card to fans who sent their condolences to the family. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Prince Charles shares rare vintage photo with his late father, Prince Philip, in touching thank you card to fans who sent their condolences to the family.

As per tradition the Royal Family is sending out thank you cards following the passing and funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

The Duke's son, Prince Charles, is one of many to begin posting out beautifully crafted cards to loyal fans who have offered their condolences over the loss.

And, it's safe to say, Charles' choice in card has feeling emotional all over again.

The Prince shared a retro black and white photo of himself as a child, approximately nine or 10-years-old with his father, Philip, boating during a visit to the Isle of Wight in 1958.

Charles chose a beautiful photo from his childhood. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Charles chose a beautiful photo from his childhood.

The card, which has been shared by recipients via Instagram, reads: "The Prince of Wales thanks you so much for your very kind message of sympathy.

"His Royal Highness has been enormously touched by the many generous messages that have been received in recent days; they have provided great comfort at this very sad time.

"The Prince of Wales sends you his warmest thanks and best wishes."

The message of thanks wasn't the only one received by the royal fan.

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sent a joint card of thanks.

The thank you note featured a much more recent photo of Philip and read: "Thank you for your kind message of condolence."

"We are extremely grateful for your thoughtfulness in writing at this sad time."

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wearing a suit and tie: Prince Charles with the Duke in recent times. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Prince Charles with the Duke in recent times.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip passed away aged 99 on the 9th of April, 2021.

The Palace made the official announcement at the time, stating: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

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