LOOK: Four generations of UK royal family pose for photo to mark new decade

Reuters

Posted at Jan 04 2020 01:30 PM


LONDON - Buckingham Palace has issued a new photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and her great-grandson Prince George to mark the start of a new decade.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William Prince George pose for a portrait to mark the start of a new decade, in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain December 18, 2019. Handout via Reuters

This is only the second time a portrait of the queen and the 3 future monarchs has been released, according to the palace.

In the photograph, the queen is wearing a white dress and has a black handbag on her arm. Prince Charles and Prince William are dressed in suits, while Prince George is wearing a white shirt and green tartan trousers.

The portrait was taken by the photographer Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace last month.

A previous portrait of the 4 generations of the royal family taken by the same photographer was released in April 2016 to celebrate the queen's 90th birthday and was then used on special commemorative stamps.