Mike Tindall shares unseen Prince Philip pic after ‘sad week’ for family

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Mike Tindall has shared a heartwarming picture of Prince Philip with his great-granddaughter in a tribute to the duke.

The former England rugby star, who is married to Philip’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, uploaded the picture on Instagram ahead of the royal’s funeral tomorrow.

In it, the Duke of Edinburgh is seen eating outside a log cabin with seven-year-old Mia Grace.

The photo, taken by Kate Middleton, received thousands of likes on Instagram.

Mike uploaded it with the caption: “It’s been a very sad week but it has given us time to reflect on great memories and stories both personal and shared.

“A devoted family man who we will forever miss but always love.”

One Instagram user responded: “A blessing for your daughter to have known her great-grandfather!”

Another said: “What a gorgeous photo. And an incredible man.”

A third added: “He will be so missed by everyone! My condolences to the family again.”

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The pair are among 30 guests who will attend Philip’s funeral at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 16.

Prince Harry and Prince William will be reunited at the ceremony, but won’t walk alongside each other.

Owing to coronavirus restrictions, members of the public have been told to stay away.

Thames Valley Police have implemented number plate checks, erected barriers, and deployed armed and mounted officers on patrol.

Sniffer dogs have also gone through phone boxes and drains as part of police searches.

The Queen returned to royal duties just four days after the death of her husband, hosting a retirement ceremony for former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel on April 13.

Prince Charles looked tearful as he read messages from well-wishers at Marlborough House Gardens, headquarters of the Commonwealth, on Thursday, April 15.

He earlier paid tribute to his "dear Papa" in a moving message.

Charles said: "I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth.”

Charles continued: "As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously.

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"He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow.

"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that.

"It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you.”

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