Prince Philip may be 96, but he still cuts a dashing figure! Buckingham Palace has released a brand new portrait of the royal Duke, painted in the same year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from public engagements. The portrait was painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans, and will be displayed at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. Click through to see Prince Philip’s handsome new portrait!
In the painting, Prince Philip stands in the Grand Corridor of Windsor Castle (the same place where Meghan Markle & Prince Harry will wed next May!). According to the Royal Family twitter, the corridor “holds special significance in regard to the Duke’s ancestry.”
At the end of the corridor is the Tapestry Room, in which Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice, and his maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were born.
In the painting, Prince Philip wears the sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honor. Prince Philip’s great grandfather, Christian IX, was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906.
The painting will be featured in an exhibition of the artist’s work at the museum in 2018. “Part of the exhibition explores the historical connections between the Royal Families of Great Britain & Denmark,” the Royal Family tweeted.
Prince Philip became part of the British royal family when he and Queen Elizabeth wed on November 20, 1947.
The couple recently released a series of royal portraits to celebrate their 70th anniversary!
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