The Queen has shared one of her favourite photographs of herself relaxing with the Duke of Edinburgh, her beloved husband of 73 years.
The image depicts the couple in a rare private moment, off duty, relaxed and enjoying each other’s company in one of their favourite beauty spots atop the Coyles of Muick on the Balmoral estate.
The candid snap was taken by the Countess of Wessex in 2003. The couple, smiling broadly at the camera, are clearly enjoying a break amid the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
It is thought the picture was taken during the couple’s traditional summer break at the Queen’s nearby private estate of Balmoral.
The photograph also features on the front page of today’s Telegraph: