Two New Royal Family Portraits Were Released for Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday, and They Are Undeniably Sweet (Video)
It’s been quite a year for the British royal family. From the arrival of Prince Louis to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, they’ve seen more than a few joyous months. And now, they all get to celebrate together in honor of another big milestone: Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, Prince Charles, the future King of England, celebrates the mega milestone birthday surrounded by family and friends. And, because this is a super special day for the family, they celebrated by unveiling a brand new family portrait with every younger member of the Windsor squad present.
In the photo, Prince Charles sits on a bench alongside his wife, Camilla. Princess Charlotte beams as she snuggles up to Camilla, while George laughs at something funny off in the distance as he sits on his grandfather’s lap.
Behind them, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gleefully smile as Prince Louis rests in his mother’s arms. To their left, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, giggle along.
It is perhaps the photo’s casual nature that fans loved most.
“I really love outtake photos like this,” one commenter wrote. “Happy birthday Prince Charles,” another added, “beautiful family!”
The photos were snapped by photographer Chris Jackson, who said in a press release he was "delighted" to take the photos.
"It was particularly special to capture such an informal and relaxed family portrait over a fun afternoon in the gardens of Clarence House," he added. Jackson even shared a more polished version of the group on his own Instagram page.
“Happy Birthday to the Prince of Wales! 70 tomorrow,” he wrote in the Instagram caption. “I’ve traveled all over the world photographing the Prince of Wales for the last 15 years from Durbars in Nigeria to the Galápagos Islands, Pakistan, Japan and many more as well as well as covering numerous domestic Royal Engagements so I was delighted to have been asked to take these official portraits of The Prince surrounded by his family to celebrate the important milestone of his 70th Birthday. It was particularly special to capture such an informal and relaxed family portrait over a fun afternoon in the gardens of Clarence House!”
Happy birthday to Charles indeed.