Prince Andrew organises royal selfie
Britain’s Prince Andrew took a selfie of the royal family after Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrations on Sunday (12.06.16).
The second son of the monarch and Prince Philip ushered his family – including his children Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, his neice Zara Philips, brother Prince Charles with sons Prince William and Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge – to wave at the Queen as she drove along The Mall after the outdoor bash that took place near St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Royal photographer Ian Vogler said: “It was a wonderful, normal family moment. The Duke obviously wanted his own personal record of the day.”
That day over 10,000 revellers celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s birthday with a street party on The Mall and enjoyed an open-air picnic as part of The Patron’s Lunch, an event organised by the monarch’s grandson Peter Phillips to recognise her patronage of more than 600 charities and organisations.
Members of the royal family staged a 30-minute walkabout to talk to the guests, while the queen – who actually turned 90 in April but had her official celebrations this weekend – gave a speech.
She said: “To everyone here today and those holding street parties elsewhere I would like to say thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you continue to give to me.
“I hope these happy celebrations will remind us of the many benefits that can flow when people come together for a common purpose as families friends or neighbours.”
She then joked: “How I will feel if people are still singing Happy Birthday in December remains to be seen.”