On Friday, to mark the start of a new decade, the Palace released new portrait of the Queen and her three heirs.
Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George joined Her Majesty for the historic new portrait, which was taken just before the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 18.
Photographer Ranald Mackechnie took the photo of the royals in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.
In the photo, Prince George looked more grown up than ever in his signature style white shirt with blue piping.
The young Prince has worn a similar style of shirt on many occasion. The first time he donned the shirt was for the portrait to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. Then again, the same year, he was pictured wearing it while holding his new baby sister Charlotte.
The little royal also wore a similar white shirt for Trooping the Colour, his fifth birthday portrait and Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
The historic photo was shared by the royal family’s official social media accounts: “To mark the start of a new decade, a portrait has been released of Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The portrait was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.”
This is the second time a portrait featuring the Queen and her three heirs has been published. The first was released in April 2016 to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
At the time, Prince George was only 2-years-old and had to stand on a pile if books.
The photographer revealed at the time: “He was absolutely charming, as you can see from the picture. You only have a short window of opportunity with small children, but Prince George was on good form and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing him enjoy the day.”
On the day the photo was taken, the royals also filmed footage stirring pudding together to support the Royal British Legion’s Together at Christmas initiative.