After the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, numerous photos of the Duke of Edinburgh have been passed around.
One of those being a photo of Queen Elizabeth passing Prince Philip dressed in full uniform during the Grenadier Guards’ review at Windsor Castle in 2003.
On social media it was suggested that the Queen was giggling because the Iron Duke “pranked” her by dressing up but that isn’t the case.
The photographer behind the picture, Chris Young, recalled the moment to the BBC and how it was all to do with a swarm of bees.
“I got lucky,” Young said of the photograph. “I recognized that it was a human moment. She was giggling like a little girl and he was laughing too.”
“I thought the reaction from both of them was pretty unique,” he continued. “Some of the guests were unsure as to whether they should move, but eventually everyone had to beat a retreat.”
Luckily a Royal Beekeeper (yes, that is a position) was called in to remedy the situation.
Young’s picture was so popular that his editor had him hop into a local cafe before boarding the train back into London to send even more snaps of the bee takeover.