See the First Official Post-Coronation Portrait of King Charles III

The royal family isn’t wasting any time celebrating the coronation of King Charles III.

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Today, the royal family released the first official portrait of His Majesty on their Instagram account, and it featured the 74-year-old monarch dressed in full royal regalia.

The photo showed King Charles posing on a 1902 throne chair featuring gold ornate details. He wore the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of Estate and held two special accessories: the Sovereign's Orb and the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross.

The caption read, “The first official portrait of His Majesty The King following his Coronation on 6th May.” Fans filled the comments section with words of praise for the monarch. One person wrote, “Long live the king.” Another noted the similarities between King Charles and his late mother, Queen Elizabeth: “I see a bit of his mother.”

The photo was taken by professional photographer Hugo Burnand, who also photographed King Charles’s wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles.

King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla have been married since 2005, following the king's divorce from Princess Diana in 1996 and Bowles's divorce from Andrew Parker Bowles in 1995. The two were wed at the town hall at Windsor Guildhall, and their eldest sons, Tom Parker, 48, and Prince William, 40, acted as witnesses to the union.

What a historic moment.

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