As always, Prince George is stealing the show in the newest portrait of the Royal Family.
In honor of the start of a new decade, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George are posing for a new portrait released on Friday. Photographer Ranald Mackechnie took the photo of Their Royal Highnesses on Wednesday December 18 in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. For the portrait, Prince George wore his classic Daniel shirt by Amaia kids and a pair of plaid trousers from Trotters that are currently on sale.
This is only the second official portrait of the Queen and her heirs, the first being released in April 2016 to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. At the time, Prince George was only 2-years-old and had to stand on a stack of blocks to be in the frame. “He was absolutely charming, as you can see from the picture. You only have a short window of opportunity with small children, but Prince George was on good form and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing him enjoy the day,” the photographer previously said of the experience. “He was fascinated by my lights and all the kit, and he was quite happy standing on the blocks.”
Altogether, Prince George continues to prove he’s quite the photogenic kid. In the photos taken by his mother, Kate Middleton, the 6-year-old is consistently the center of attention. Although, it must be said he has a fair amount of competition from his sister Princess Charlotte and little brother Prince Louis, who were quite adorable in their family Christmas photo.
Anglophiles are hoping to see much more of Prince George and his siblings in the coming years, especially since they seem to be taking on a more active role in the family. Over the holidays, Prince George participated in making Christmas pudding with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William as part of the launch of the Royal British Legion’s “Together at Christmas” initiative. Then, on Christmas day he and Princess Charlotte took part in the annual walk to church services for the very first time.
Of course, with the holidays now over, he and Charlotte will be returning to school. Luckily, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be resuming their royal duties in the coming days after spending the holidays in Canada, with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland, so there will be no shortage of royal news in George’s absence.