Buckingham Palace has the first highly official portrait of King Charles III. (74) published after his coronation on May 6th. Pictured is Charles in full royal attire - in his regalia, in the Imperial State Crown and in his coronation robes. The king holds the orb in his left hand and his scepter in his right.
The palace shares the photo on Instagram, among others. The picture was taken by Hugo Burnand (59), who has worked with the royals several times. Among other things, he was the official photographer of the wedding of Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla (75). Burnand also photographed the wedding of Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (41).
A picture published only a little later also shows Charles next to Queen Camilla – the first official portrait of the royal couple. In the accompanying commentary, the King personally thanked his people: "As the coronation weekend draws to a close, my wife and I wanted to express our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make it such a special occasion."
In particular, the King and Queen would like to thank all those who helped ensure the celebrations in London, Windsor and across the country were "as happy, safe and enjoyable as could be". The Royals would also like to thank everyone who just celebrated, whether at home, at the street festivals, the "Big Lunches" or as part of today's "Big Help Out", where Great Britain was all about volunteering .
"Knowing that you have your support and encouragement, and seeing your kindness expressed in so many different ways, has been the greatest coronation gift possible as we now rededicate our lives to serving the people [...]," it said continue on Instagram. The post is signed "Charles R".