Official coronation portraits of King Charles and Queen Camilla released


King Charles - Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

King Charles – Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

The King commended the people for their support, encouragement and kindness. “Best coronation gift possible” As the first official portrait of the event was released.

majesty and queen recommitted his life to public service They wrapped up a three-day weekend.

In a personal written message to the nation, the King said:

Four portraits of Charles III and Queen Camilla taken by photographer Hugo Bernand at Buckingham Palace after Saturday’s coronation. released to commemorate.

At first, The king was captured in his full regalia, Wearing the crown of the British Empire, he wore a regal purple tunic and the estate robes of his grandfather George VI, preserved for the occasion.

He is seated on a throne chair in the throne room, holding an orb in his left hand and a scepter with a cross in his right. The dark background adds weight and lends a relaxed yet commanding tone.

The Throne is one of the 1902 chairs made for the future King George V and Queen Mary for use at the coronation of Edward VII.

The Queen is depicted standing in the Green Drawing Room. Wearing Queen Mary’s crown, her hands folded, a long row of her embroidered estate robes stretched before her.

Queen Camilla - Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

Queen Camilla – Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

Created for the occasion, the rich purple velvet robe is embroidered with gold filigree thread and intricately decorated with bees, beetles, and numerous flowers, and depicts themes of nature and the environment.

Lily of the valley, the late Queen’s favorite flower, is included in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Mary’s crown was made by Garrard for the coronation of George V in 1911 and is set with 2,200 diamonds.

that First to feature Koh-i-Noor diamonds However, to avoid controversy, it was reset this time with Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds and was frequently worn as a brooch in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

In another image, she stands beside the King, holding an ivory coronation dress designed by Bruce Oldfield. With a faint smile on his lips, the King looks relaxed and relieved that the day’s procedures are over.

King and Queen - Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

King and Queen – Hugo Bernand/Royal Household 2023/PA

Finally, all the royal workers are depicted together. Their Majesties flanked by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Her Royal and Tim Her Lieutenant General Lawrence, the Duke of Kent, the House of Gloucester, and Princess Alexandra, who Edinburgh supports.

A team photo shows all those who stand by the king as he embarks on his reign.The 12-man band, ranging in age from 40 to 86, sets the tone for the new Calorian era.

In recent years, the deaths of Prince Philip and Elizabeth II, and the departure of the Dukes of York and Sussex, have reduced the number of working royals.

By the time the portrait session began, Prince Harry was already on his way back to California.

The group image is the first look at Alexander McQueen’s Princess of Wales dress in ivory silk crepe embroidered with roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrock motifs.

Like photographers, photos mark moments in history books Iconic coronation portrait of Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton It was done in 1953.


Queen Elizabeth – Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Charles III 2023/PA

Mr. Bernand, 59 years old, I have been photographing royal portraits for over 20 years. After the wedding of then-Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Castle in 2005 and Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace in 2011, she was behind the lens in official shots.

He told The Telegraph it was a “family moment” to add the portrait.

The King said in his message:

“We pay special tribute to the countless people who gave their time and dedication to making the celebrations in London, Windsor and far away as happy, safe and enjoyable as possible. represents.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating, whether at home, at a street party or lunch, or through volunteering in the community.”

He added: kingdoms and federations. ”

In the message, Charles R.



A personal message marked the end of the weekend, blending age-old ceremonial traditions with dignity and pomp, Pete Tong and kermit the frog.

After a two-hour ceremony at Westminster Abbey, a procession of 4,000 people made the King’s first appearance as a monarch on the palace balcony.

coronation concert, Featuring an eclectic mix of Muppets, Shakespeare and pop music It followed thousands of street parties and big lunch events.

Meanwhile, on Monday, five-year-old Prince Louis participated in his first public affairs He joined the family to support the Big Help Out volunteer initiative.

Prince Louis helps - AFP

Prince Louis helps – AFP

Charles and Camilla are said to be “extremely” tired after the long weekend, but are “very proud of how it turned out.”

On Tuesday, the couple chose not to attend the second annual Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, so they will travel to Sandringham, Norfolk for some rest and relaxation.

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