The Queen beams alongside cheeky Prince George, Charles & William as they mark the start of a new decade in new photo


A SWEET royal portrait has been released to mark the start of a new decade, featuring the Queen beaming next to Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. 

While Her Majesty, 93, stands in the centre of the family shot, its little George, six, who steals the show with a cheeky smile, standing on the steps next to her. 

Buckingham Palace has released a sweet portrait of the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George to mark the start of a new decade

While we have been used to seeing Prince George dressed in shorts during his childhood, in the new heartwarming photo the young prince is wearing checked trousers.

Hes also wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with blue piping by British designer Rachel Riley, which looks a similar style to other shirts weve seen him wear in the past.

Meanwhile, the Queen looks resplendent in light blue dress by Angela Kelly, and has accessorised with a sapphire and diamond brooch and a black handbag from her favourite brand Launer.

A smartly-dressed Prince Charles, 71, has a protective hand on his grandsons shoulder in the photo, while Prince William, 37, stands behind the Queen.  

The photo of the monarch and the three future kings was fittingly taken in Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room

The new portrait of the Queen and three future kings was taken by photographer Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday December 18. 

HOARs Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews said: This is a charming photo of the Queen and three future Kings.

Its a lovely family portrait but, as ever with royal iconography, its much more than that.

After a difficult year for the Royal Family, the Queen is showing that the next decade, and the future, is in safe hands with Princes Charles, William and George.

Its no coincidence this picture was taken in the throne room.

This is the future of the family and the monarchy. 

I love Georges tartan trousers – with the presence of the Prince of Wales, Georges nod to Scotland and the Duke of Cambridges English title, the Queen is also saying the royals fully support a hugely important United Kingdom.

The first official portrait released of the four generations was unveiled in April 2016 to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday and saw George perch on blocks

This is the second time a four-generation portrait has been released of the Queen and her family in line to the throne.

The first, also taken by Mackenchnie, was unveiled in April 2016 for the Queens 90th birthday. 

It showed an adorable two-year-old Prince George balancing on some foam blocks and steadying himself with his dad Prince Williams hand. 

The sweet image was used on special commemorative stamps released by the Royal Mail.

The four royals were previously pictured making Christmas puddings in December for the Royal Legion

Ranald said at the time: Prince George was in good form, very happy and fascinated by the lights and my kit.

I wanted a warm family portrait and hopefully we got what we wanted. It was an amazingly relaxing and light-hearted sitting.

The young princes first stamp was part of a set of ten celebrating the Queens milestone birthday, which also included six images of Her Majesty. 

The Queen got involved as Prince George took the lead with the mixing
The royals invited Royal Legion veterans to the tradition

The new image, released on Friday evening, appears to have been taken the same day as when Prince George mixed Christmas puddings with the Queen, his dad and grandad in December. 

These pictures were taken two days before 98-year-old Prince Philip was rushed to hospital for treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition.

The get-together in the magnificent Music Room at Buckingham Palace saw the four generations prepare special Christmas puddings for the Royal British Legion, who then later released the images.

We shared how Kate Middleton & Prince William send touching message of support to those affected by Australias devastating bushfires.

In more Royal Family news, Meghan Markle included a sweet photo with Kate as one of her 2019 highlights.

And Meghan and Prince Harry rung in the New Year by hitting 10m Instagram followers – but Kate Middleton and Prince William are still ahead.