Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has marked the start of the decade with a new formal photograph of her and the first three heirs to the throne: son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George.
The portrait of the four was taken in Buckingham Palace’s throne room a week before Christmas. The palace released it on Saturday night.
For the photo, Elizabeth, wearing a white dress with a blue brooch and with a signature handbag hanging from her forearm, stood in the front. Charles posed with an arm around George’s shoulder as the two stood next to the queen on a red-carpeted step. William was behind the monarch on her other side.
It’s only the second time Buckingham Palace has issued a portrait of the queen and her three heirs together.
The first, taken by the same photographer, was released 2016 to mark Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and used on commemorative stamps.
In this handout photo provided by Buckingham Palace and taken Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George pose for a photo to mark the start of the new decade in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace, London. This is only the second time such a portrait of the monarch and the next three in line to the throne has been released, the first was in April 2016 to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday. (Ranald Mackechnie/Buckingham Palace via AP)
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