King Charles Unveils Striking New Portrait to Mark the Start of His Reign (Taken by Will & Kate’s Wedding Photographer)

He’s wearing the Royal Navy uniform

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King Charles is kicking off the New Year with a brand-new portrait. 

This week, the Cabinet Office released a never-before-seen photo of the 75-year-old monarch. The portrait featured King Charles standing in a hallway of Windsor Castle and wearing the Royal Navy uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet.

The portrait was taken in 2023 by professional photographer Hugo Burnand. Burnand is no stranger to photographing the royal family. Not only did he shoot King Charles and Queen Camilla’s wedding in 2005, but he also took the official portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day in 2011.

In a statement, the Cabinet Office revealed that the photo marks the beginning of King Charles’s reign. “The accession of His Majesty The King marked a new chapter in our national story,” it read (according to People magazine). “Displaying this new portrait will serve as a reminder to us all of the example set by our ultimate public servant and I hope as many eligible organisations as possible will wish to continue this proud British tradition and honour our King’s reign.”

The portrait will be displayed by public institutions, including law enforcement, Parliament, schools and other emergency services. These organizations will need to apply for permission to display the picture, and if approved, they will receive a framed copy free of charge. 

Now how do we request our own copy of this new portrait?

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