Clarence House has released two official photos ahead of Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday tomorrow.
In this image you see ‘The Wales Family’ – featuring Prince Charles with his wife, two sons, their wives and his three grandchildren; (L to R) The Duchess of Cambridge holding a very happy Prince Louis, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince George on Prince Charles’ lap, The Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Charlotte. The photo was taken in the Garden at Clarence House back in September.
In this next image, the family seems to be having a good laugh over something or someone behind the scenes.
Whatever shenanigans may have been happening behind the camera, it certainly had Meghan nearly doubled over in fits of giggles. Prince George seemed to be having quite the hearty laugh himself.
The photos were taken by Getty Images Royal Photographer, Chris Jackson. For those that may not be familiar, Chris is the husband of Natasha Archer, Kate’s personal assistant and stylist. The couple were married in the Spring of 2017 and are expecting a baby any day.
From Chris Jackson’s Instagram account, the couple at their wedding in 2017.
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From the photographer’s Twitter account:
I was delighted to have been asked to take these official portraits of The Prince of Wales 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!”
Mr Jackson’s photos have been regularly featured in some of the top magazines and newspapers. Most recently he was named Royal Photographer of the Year in 2016, as well as 2015 and 2010. He has also won special awards in previous years and was News Photographer of the year in 2005.
He recently released a book entitled Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family Today featuring his photos accompanied by captions and text in his own words.
A very brief look at what Meghan wore in the photo. It has been confirmed that Meghan is wearing a bespoke dress from Givenchy.
The white dress is a sheath style with a black contrast bateau neckline. The Duchess is also wearing her Givenchy belt, previously scene at Royal Ascot back in June.
Thoughts on what Meghan wore from Vogue’s Alice Newbold:
The bespoke white sheath-style dress with contrasting black bateau neckline and slim belt was reminiscent of the silhouettes and palettes we have seen her wear before, and was a fitting choice for a family scene where the focus was on Prince Charles.
• Chris Jackson’s official photography site can be found here.
• The Vanity Fair article featuring Prince Charles can be found here.
• A collection of photos taken by Alexi Lubomirski of Prince Charles and Camilla featured in Vanity Fair are here.