With the passing of Price Philip and Queen Elizabeth 98th birthday, it has come to our light that we must give the readers a chance to glimpse into the favorite photo of the long time photographer, Chris Jackson.
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years, died Friday, April 9th, at 99.
- Royal photographer Chris Jackson shared his favorite photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
- Taken in 2006, it shows them laughing together at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland.
The Royal Family Photographer
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were pictured together countless times, but for Chris Jackson, who has photographed the royal family for more than a decade in his role at Getty Images, there’s one image that stands out.
Jackson captured the couple sharing a laugh with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they watched a game of tug-of-war at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Scotland in September 2006.
The viewers of crown will know that Balmoral Castle in Scotland was often the place, where the family would enjoy themselves. It was a place of relaxation, away from the prying eyes, away from the duties and responsibilities. You can see a fun loving woman in our beloved Queen!
In Chris’ Words
“Hands-down still my favourite picture of HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales at an event they clearly enjoy and were so relaxed at, The Braemar Highland Gathering,” he wrote on Instagram Monday. “This spectacular and friendly event takes place just down the road from The Queen’s summer residence of Balmoral.”
Jackson told Insider in 2018 that the Braemar Highland Gathering “is a great opportunity to capture the royal family at their most relaxed,” making the 2006 image his “all-time favorite.”
“Over the years, I have a huge amount of favorite moments,” he said. “While the tradition and formality form an integral part of what it means to be a royal, it is their interactions that remind you these are brother and sister, mother and son, sister and brother.”
Business Insider, 12 April 2021