The Queen and Prince Charles were all smiles as they were pictured together for the first time since the Sussexes accused the Royal family of racism in their interview with Oprah Winfrey – while Prince Harry relaxed on a beach in California over 5,000 miles away.
The charming new image of the Queen and Prince Charles enjoying a socially-distanced walk was snapped as they took part in a private engagement at Frogmore on the monarch’s Windsor estate, details of which will be released in the next few weeks.
While the latest picture was captured on a whim, it serves to provide a happy contrast to events of recent months.
Both the Queen and Charles have been deeply saddened by the acrimonious departure of Harry and Meghan as working royals and their subsequent emigration to California.
And as a doting grandmother and father they were also personally wounded by the bitter and highly damaging allegations that have since been thrown at them – and other Royal Family members – by the couple.
It comes as Prince Harry was spotted on a seaside stroll with his dog as he settles into the LA lifestyle after landing two jobs including a role as a Silicon Valley ‘chief impact officer’.