PRINCE PHILIP was missing from a photograph of senior Royal Family members released on Tuesday sparking concern.
The photo was the first to picture most of the senior Royal Family members together since the coronavirus epidemic began. It was taken at Windsor Castle following the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s whirlwind tour of Britain.
The Queen is pictured with Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Cambridges’ and Princess Anne.
However, the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh does not feature.
Officially the Duke retired from frontline royal duties back in 2017 but he is still often pictured with the Queen.
He is believed to be staying with the monarch at Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s country residences.
Whilst the senior royals gathered a Salvation Army band played Christmas songs including ‘The First Noel’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’.
During the event the Queen spoke to commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill, who head the Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
According to The Metro Mr Cotterill later commented: “The Queen was saying she was just so happy we were able to play some carols because she thinks this will be the only time she’ll be able to hear carols, and she was disappointed we didn’t sing.
“Sometimes we’re playing musicians and other times we’re a choir, at an event like this it’s better to have the band as you can hear it for miles.”