Happy birthday, Prince Charles! The reals are more frank than ever in a new family portrait.
adminNovember 14, 2018
Royalty becomes true!
Kensington Palace published two new portraits of the British royal family on Tuesday, before the 70th birthday of Prince Charles on Wednesday. The photos, taken by Chris Jackson, show Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, as well as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
"Wishing a happy 70th birthday to the Prince of Wales!" The Palace wrote on Twitter. "Two new photographs of The Prince of Wales and his family, taken by @ChrisJack_Getty in the garden of Clarence House, have been published to celebrate HRH's 70th birthday."
The family is all smiles in the coordinated color photos, with everyone dressed in white, blue or some combination of the two. In the first published portrait, they seemed more relaxed than expected in the official portraits published by the Palace, echoing a relaxation of the rules that observers of British royalty have observed in the past year and change.
Meghan, Camilla and George laugh half-heartedly in the portrait, with George sitting enthusiastically in his grandfather's lap, while Camilla urges Charlotte to look in the direction of the camera. Meanwhile, Harry has his arm around his wife and his brother, William, takes pride in his own wife, who is holding her youngest son, Louis, who received it in May.
To celebrate Prince Charles' birthday, look at the photos of the future king in the gallery below:
Queen Elizabeth and her son, Prince Charles, together through the years.
Prince Charles with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1969. (Photo by Collection Collection Hulton-Deutsch / CORBIS / Corbis through Getty Images)
BURNLEY, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 16: (EMBARGO FOR PUBLICATION IN NEWSPAPERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER THE DATE AND TIME OF CREATION) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales travel through the Leeds Canal and Liverpool on the barge "Pride of Sefton" Day 1 of a visit to North West England as part of Queen Elizabeth's diamond wedding tour in the United Kingdom on May 16, 2012 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Indigo / Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 01: Great Britain, the Duchess of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth Ii and Prince Charles (photo by Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 2: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Queen Elizabeth II attend the Braemar Games Highland rally on September 2, 2006, Scotland. (Photo by Tim Graham / Getty Images)
A young Prince Charles in the back of a car with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II and his sister Princess Anne. (Photo by Collection Collection Hulton-Deutsch / CORBIS / Corbis through Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 1: The line of succession of the British monarchy – Queen Elizabeth II with her consort, Prince Philip poses with his son Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his son, Prince William. Three generations of the British royal family gathered at Clarence House (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library / Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Duke Philip of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II welcome the president of the United States. UU Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan at Windsor Castle during an official visit to England. (Photo by Larry Downing / Sygma / Sygma through Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the annual Braemar Mountain Games on September 6, 2014 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Samir Hussein / WireImage)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) with her son, Prince Charles, 1949. (Photo by Fox Photos / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: Queen Elizabeth II greets her son Charles the Prince of Wales at a polo match at the Great Windsor Park following the second day of the Royal Ascot on June 16, 2004 in Windsor, England. . (Photo by Anwar Hussein / Getty Images)
These photos of eight-year-old Prince Charles and his royal parents, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, are the most informal of the baby Prince and his young mother and father. These images are from a film made for the British Newsreels Association on the grounds of Windlesham Moor, Surrey's cottage for Princess Elizabeth and the Duke. PHOTOGRAPHS: Family life at its best is expressed in radiant smiles from Princess Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and her young son, Prince Charles. (Photo of PA Images through Getty Images)
Undated image showing the British royal couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two sons, Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Princess Anne (R), around 1951. ( The credit of the photo must be read OFF) / AFP / Getty Images)
The Queen and the Prince of Wales attend a charity polo match at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert / UK Press through Getty Images)
The royal family shares a joke with Geoff Capes while attending the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland. From left to right: the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Geoff Capes. September 4, 1982. (Photo by Kent Gavin / Mirrorpix / Getty Images)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L), Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Queen Elizabeth II (R) of Great Britain speak on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the last ceremonial day of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London on June 5. 2012. Queen Elizabeth II led a grand chariot procession through London to celebrate her diamond jubilee on Tuesday, but she faced the highlight of the festivities without her sick husband, Prince Philip. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL / AFP / GettyImages)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 5: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II attend a thanksgiving service to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 5, 2012 in London , England. For the second time in its history, the United Kingdom celebrates a monarch's diamond jubilee. His Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne today with a procession of carriages and a thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett – WPA Pool / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 8: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales listens when Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech during the state opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the legislative program of the coalition government in a speech to members of Parliament and their peers in the House of Lords. The proposed legislation is expected to introduce tougher immigration regulations, limit welfare costs in England and establish a single state pension rate of £ 144 per week. (Photo by Jon Bond – WPA Pool / Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the annual Braemar Mountain Games on September 6, 2014 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert / UK Press through Getty Images)
CUMNOCK, SCOTLAND – JULY 2: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during a visit to the Belling Entertainment Center in the grounds of the Dumfries House on July 2, 2014 in Cumnock, Scotland. The Queen watched the preparations for the Commonwealth Games as part of a week of commitments in Scotland. The Duke of Edinburgh joined the monarch on a visit to Glasgow's Kelvin Hall, where the uniforms and accreditation center for the 2014 Games is located. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool / Getty Images)
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