Buckingham Palace has an official picture of King Charles III. (73) published. In the portrait he can be seen with the king's wife Camilla (75), the two of them put one arm on the other's back. Also in the photo: heir to the throne William (40), the Prince of Wales, with wife Kate (40), Princess of Wales. All four members of the royal family wear dark outfits, the men suits, the women black dresses.
The picture was taken the night before Queen Elizabeth II's (1926-2022) funeral, which took place on September 19, according to the royals' Instagram post. Shortly after posing for the portrait, the four senior members of the royal family hosted a grand reception for heads of state and government at Buckingham Palace. The photo of the four royals was also taken in the London residence.
Now it's King Charles III, supported by Camilla, Kate and William, who, according to the Daily Mail, send the message: "The show goes on." Royal experts expect that the new ruler will rely on a streamlined monarchy. The new picture could also indicate that.
Charles inherited the throne after the death of the Queen, who died on September 8 at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96.