The British royal family have celebrated the start of a new decade with the release of a brand new royal portrait, featuring the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, and her three heirs to the throne: Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George.
The four royals were pictured smiling alongside one another on December 18, 2019 in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace "to mark the start of a new decade." Taken by photographer Ronald Machkechnie, the new portrait is the second time the four have been officially photographed together.
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To mark the start of a new decade, a portrait has been released of Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The portrait was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Photograph © Ranald Mackechnie
Smiling at the centre of the portrait, Her Majesty is radiant in a white dress with a sapphire and diamond brooch, chosen by none other than Angela Kelly, the Queen's official royal dressmaker and right-hand woman since 2002. Prince Charles and Prince William stand on either side of the monarch sporting coordinated blue suits, while young Prince George looks especially grown up wearing a white Amaia Kids shirt with a pair tartan trousers by Trotters.
The four royals were first photographed together in the same room by Machkechnie in April 2016, in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. The image was later used by the British Royal Mail for a series of limited edition postal stamps in commemoration of Her Majesty's special day.