Portrait of late Queen with royal children was manipulated

March 19, 2024

Buckingham Palace released it on April 21 last year to mark what would have been the late Queen’s 97th birthday. “I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. The rare family portrait of Elizabeth II depicts her on a green sofa in a cluttered sitting room at Balmoral, surrounded by 10 beaming children. Seated to the monarch’s right is Mia Tindall, holding baby Lucas Tindall, while to her left is Savannah Phillips. Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children, were notable absentees.