King Charles Posts Never-Before-Seen Portrait with Queen Consort Camilla Ahead of Coronation

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.
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There'e only one week left! It is 7 days until King Charles III, 74, has his official coronation ceremony, and the new monarch celebrated the countdown by posting a never-before-seen portrait with Queen Consort Camilla, 75, to Instagram.

The photo was snapped by Hugo Burnand, and it sees the king and queen consort standing in front of an ornate fireplace within Buckingham Palace. The caption reads: “One week to go! As Their Majesties’ Coronation draws closer, a new picture has been shared of The King and The Queen Consort in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.”

If this photo looks familiar, that's because the couple shared a different snap from the same photoshoot earlier this month.

In the previously-released pic, the pair are seen wearing the same outfits and posing in the exact same spot. However, this photo was taken from a closer angle, and King Charles is seen posing with his hand in his front breast pocket instead of behind his back.

The king and queen consort will be crowned jointly on May 6. The Coronation Service will take place at Westminster Abbey and be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

At the service, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will each have four Pages of Honour. One of the king's pages will be none other than Prince George, which marks the first time that a future monarch has ever served in this role. The other three will be Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Master Nicholas Barclay and Master Ralph Tollemache. Meanwhile, the queen consort's pages will include her grandsons, Master Gus, Master Louis Lopes and Master Freddy Parker Bowles, as well as her great-nephew, Master Arthur Elliot.


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