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Photographer Chris Jackson Revealed The Story Behind Prince Charles’ Birthday Portraits

The Palace released two official photographs to mark Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. The Royals are all smiles in a new set of family photos taken on 5 September, in the gardens of Clarence House by photographer Chris Jackson.

The photo displays Prince Charles sitting on a bench with eldest grandson George on his knee. Next to him is wife Camilla along with sweet Charlotte. Behind them are standing his two sons William and Harry, Meghan and Kate who’s holding baby Louis.

Photographer Chris Jackson has been capturing many moments in the Royal family over the past 15 years. And now, he revealed the story behind the latest family photographs.

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He wrote on Instagram: “I’ve travelled all over the world photographing the Prince of Wales for the last 15 years from Durbars in Nigeria to the Galápagos Islands, Pakistan, Japan and many more as well as covering numerous domestic Royal Engagements.

“So I was delighted to have been asked to take these official portraits of The Prince 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 in the gardens of Clarence House!,” he added.

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One of the photos shows the family of nine bent over in laughter. While we wonder what might’ve caught the royal family’s attention, Jackson revealed that the light-hearted photo was perhaps his favourite one of all time.

Photographer Chris has also published a book titled: Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family which gives us a glimpse into their everyday life.

prince charles birthday family portrait

“It’s about the tradition that makes the Royal Family what it is, as well as how it’s diversifying and moving forward into a new world, embracing things like social media and the young royals and their passion for charity,” he said in an interview with HELLO!.

“It’s amazing when you get the opportunity to work in those areas, where the stories you’re telling and the pictures I’m taking are making a difference, they’re spreading the word. It’s an incredible privilege to be involved in that world.”

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