Historic new coronation portrait of Britain's future monarchs revealed

Historic new coronation portrait of Britain’s present and future monarchs is revealed showing smiling King Charles alongside heirs Princes William and George – and extra photo shows their majesties’ proud pages

  • The portrait is of the King his son Prince William and grandson Prince George  

Smiling assuredly into the camera, they are three kings present and future.

Charles III, his son, Prince William, and grandson, Prince George of Wales, pose together in a stunning – and historic – new coronation portrait, seen here for the first time.

The last occasion anything similar was released was when the late Queen Elizabeth posed with her three generations of heirs in 2020 to mark the start of the new decade.

Now she has sadly gone, but the message is still the same: continuity and a future confirmed.

Taken by society photographer Hugo Burnand last Saturday following the King’s coronation, His Majesty is seated in the Throne Room in full regalia including The Robe of Estate and The Imperial State Crown and holding the Sovereign’s Orb and Sceptre with Cross.

Buckingham Palace has released a new and historic photo of Britain’s future monarchs, Prince William and Prince George, with King Charles 

A second official photo released shows the King and Queen with their Pages of Honours and the Ladies in Attendance. Pictured (left to right): Ralph Tollemache, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Nicholas Barclay, Prince George, the Marchioness of Lansdowne, King Charles III, Queen Camilla, the Queen’s sister Annabel Elliot, the Queen’s grandson Freddy Parker Bowles, the Queen’s great-nephew Arthur Elliot, and the Queen’s grandsons Gus Lopes and Louis Lopes

The last time any similar photo was released was in 2020, when the late Queen Elizabeth posed with her three generations of heirs in 2020 to mark the start of the new decade

The King, 74, is seated on a 1902 throne chair that was made for the future King George V.

His son and heir, the Prince of Wales, 40, is wearing the ceremonial dress uniform of the Welsh Guards and his Order of the Garter mantle.

George, nine, now second in line to the throne, sports the scarlet and gold uniform of a page of honour and appears notably relaxed, given his early shyness for the cameras.

The second new official photograph shows The King and Her Majesty The Queen with their Pages of Honours and the Ladies in Attendance.

A serene Camilla sports Queen Mary’s Crown and her Bruce Oldfield gown and Robe of Estate.

To the rear are her sister, Annabel Elliot, and great friend, The Marchioness of Lansdowne, both of whom assisted her on the day and were also dressed by Oldfield.

The eye, however, is drawn to the eight dashing young boys who all served so magnificently on the day despite the weight of expectation.

On King Charles’ right we have: Master Ralph Tollemache, The Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Master Nicholas Barclay and Prince George of Wales.

On Queen Camilla’s left we have her grandson Master Freddy Parker Bowles, her nephew Master Arthur Elliot, Anne her twin grandsons Master Gus Lopes and Master Louis Lopes.

Here MailOnline talks you through who made the cut for the latest official portrait with the King and Queen from left to right:

1. Master Ralph Tollemache: The son of King Charles’s godson, Edward Tollemache. 

2. The Lord Oliver Cholmondeley: The son of the Marquess of Cholmondeley was one of the King’s Pages of Honour. His twin brother Alexander was not involved in the Coronation.

3. Master Nicholas Barclay: The grandson of Sarah Troughton, one of the King’s second cousins. 

4. Prince George of Wales: The nine-year-old eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales was a page of honour in today’s ceremony and carried his grandfather King Charles’s train.

5. The Marchioness of Lansdowne: Fiona Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Landsdowne, is a British peer and interior designer and a Lady in Attendance for Queen Camilla.

6. Annabel Elliot: Annabel Elliot is Queen Camilla’s sister. She is an interior designer and antiques dealer. The sisters also had a brother, Mark Shand, who tragically died in 2014. 

7. Master Freddy Parker Bowles: Queen Camilla’s grandson and the son of food writer Tom Parker Bowles was a page of honour during the ceremony. His father recently joked that Freddy, 13, had been involved in ‘a lot of rehearsals’ ahead of the Coronation.

8. Master Arthur Elliot: Arthur Elliot is Queen Camilla’s great-nephew, and the son of Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood.

9. Master Gus Lopes: Gus Lopes, 12, is the twin brother of Louis, and the son of Laura Lopes. There was speculation over whether Gus would be able to act as a page of honour after he broke his arm in a bike accident while on holiday.

10. Master Louis Lopes: Louis Lopes, 12, is the grandson of Queen Camilla and the twin brother of Gus. His mother is Laura Lopes, Queen Camilla’s daughter.

The photo comes almost a week after the King and Queen were crowned at their Coronation service at Westminster Abbey.

The magnificent pomp and pageantry were on display for everyone to see, with leaders, members of Europe’s royal family, celebrities and hard-working Britons, from NHS nurses to bus drivers, gathered crowded in for the service.

Across the globe a TV audience of 20.4 million tuned in to watch the historic day, with thousands crowding onto the streets of the capital in the hope of catching a glimpse of the royals.

The King and Queen were crowned a week ago on Saturday at Westminster Abbey 

On Sunday night to celebrate the momentous occasion, a Coronation Concert was held at Windsor Castle seeing the likes of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Take That perform 

The momentous occasion saw thousands of street parties taking place up and down the country for the Big Lunch with a star-dazzled Coronation Concert taking place on Sunday evening at Windsor Castle saw the likes of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Olly Murs perform.

On the Bank Holiday Monday that had been gifted to the public to mark the King’s big day, a huge volunteering effort took place up and down the country for the Big Help Out.

Among those hard at work were Prince William and Kate who helped renovate the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough, Berkshire with the help of their three young children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.

The two images revealed tonight are the latest in a series of photos that have been released over the past week.

On Monday a portrait of the King alongside senior working royals revealed to the world the new ‘slimmed down’ monarchy, with his ‘respected’ sister Princess Anne and loving wife Camilla stood firmly by his side.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told MailOnline that the Princess Royal’s proximity to the King was ‘no accident’, adding the fact she an ‘experienced and hard-working royal’ would have been recognised by Charles.

King Charles on his Coronation day: Buckingham Palace released his official portrait on Monday, which a royal expert said  showed the sovereign as a ‘monarch who knows his own mind’

Left to right: The Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Gloucester, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Princess Royal, King Charles III, Queen Camilla, the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, the Duke of Edinburgh

Mr Fitzwilliams said ‘Princess Anne’s proximity to the sovereign, that’s no accident. She’s experienced and hard-working.

He added that the group portrait of the working royals signified ‘the people who the King can depend on’, adding: ‘The absentees, everyone knows the reasons for that’.

The estranged royal Prince Harry, who now lives in Montecito, California, with his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, made a brief appearance at the Coronation.

He was seen sitting in the third row during the ceremony, obscured by Princess Anne’s feathered plume from the cameras for most of the ceremony.

He then dipped out of Westminster Abbey, accompanied by a Metropolitan police escort and four outriders.

The Duke of Sussex then made a pit-stop at Buckingham Palace for the briefest of goodbyes before heading to Heathrow Airport at 2pm racing back to the United States.

Prince Harry made a brief appearance at the King’s Coronation weekend, attending the service at Westminster Abbey before flying back to the United States 

Former Royal Protection Officer Ken Wharfe told MailOnline, however, that there was ‘logistically, just no way’ the Duke could have stopped off at the Palace.

‘From the West End to Heathrow, you’re looking at about 35 minutes under police escort, that’s the quickest you’re ever going to do it,’ he said.

‘My own view is I can’t see any point in him going to the Palace, there’d be nobody there to receive him anyway and all his family were there at the Abbey for the Coronation.

‘I think it’s highly unlikely he stopped off. I can’t see any reason for it.

‘It sounds ridiculous, but the only possible reason would be to stop off if he needed the toilet or felt unwell.’

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