KEY POINTS

  • Queen Elizabeth II presented concert organist Thomas Trotter The Queen's Medal for Music
  • Eagle-eyed fans noticed Queen Elizabeth II's picture with her great-grandchildren during the event
  • The never-before-seen photo showed a young Princess Charlotte sitting on the Queen's lap

Queen Elizabeth II's collection of photos on her desk includes an adorable picture of her with her great-grandchildren.

Her Majesty was all smiles when she handed out a special honor to concert organist Thomas Trotter Wednesday. Her Majesty gave Trotter The Queen's Medal for Music in a small ceremony at Windsor Castle. Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, was also present during the event.

Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed a striking image on the queen's desk in one of the photos from the event. The never-before-seen picture featured the Queen happily holding a very young Princess Charlotte on her lap. Prince Philip is also present in the shot with more of their great-grandchildren, including Prince George, Peter Phillips' daughters Isla and Savannah, and Zara Tindall's eldest daughter, Mia, People reported.

The outlet noted that the picture might have been taken around the end of 2016. At the time, Princess Charlotte was only 18 months old. The other royal children were between 2 and 6 years old. There were too many kids in the frame, but Queen Elizabeth and the late Duke of Edinburgh had it under control.

Another picture was more familiar; it was a group shot taken when Prince Louis was just a tot in 2018. The royals shared the same photo in April, just five days after Prince Philip passed away.

Royal fans couldn't help but notice the pictures on the Queen's table or desk whenever they get the chance. Christopher Andersen, New York Times best-selling author who recently released his book "Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan," also shared the "turning point" in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship with the royal family, and it allegedly had something to do with the Queen and the photos on her desk.

The author claimed that before the 2019 Christmas broadcast, the Queen decided to remove Prince Harry and Markle's family photo from her desk. Her Majesty allegedly pointed to their picture and said, "We won’t be needing that one."

"I think that was one of the things that prompted them to issue the statement that they were stepping back from royal [life for a] full-time real life," Andersen told Us Weekly.

The photographs during the broadcast included photos of the Queen's father, King George VI, her husband, Prince Philip, heir apparent Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla, and a portrait of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their kids. Prince Harry was reportedly hurt that his family photo was pushed out.

"It seems very subtle, but when you think about it, when somebody cuts you out of the family album, so to speak, it’s a pretty strong message," Andersen added.

He also claimed that one of Prince Harry's friends told him the Duke of Sussex felt like he was "being erased in a sense from the family."

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