They’ve released some surprisingly candid pictures

Portraits of the British Royal family are normally an incredibly formal affair, featuring official uniforms and palatial settings. Not so, with the latest portrait collection released in honour of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.

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The new portraits, which do not feature the current sitting monarch, Queen Elizabeth II nor her husband Prince Phillip have a more relaxed tone than previous Royal portraits. The collection, which has been released by Clarence House, includes candid shots of Prince Charles, his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, his two sons Prince William and Prince Harry, along with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, Kate and Meghan. Also in the picture are the three children of William and Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

 

The second picture in the collection sees the family laughing together off camera (possibly the Cambridge’s dog Lupo) while Prince George sits on his grandfather’s lap,

 

To commemorate the Prince’s 70th year, a short video was also released by palace officials, showing a collection of photos from throughout Prince Charles’ life.

 

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Happy 70th birthday to HRH The Prince of Wales. 🎈

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HBD, Prince Charles!

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