First official portraits of King Charles and Queen Camilla released

The Royal couple took centre stage in front of a global audience of millions on Saturday at the UK’s first coronation for 70 years.

The first official portraits of the newly-crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla have been released following the coronation.

They and members of the working Royal Family were captured in four pictures by renowned British photographer Hugo Burnand.

Mr Burnand has been taking photographs of Their Majesties both privately and officially for more than 20 years, Buckingham Palace said.

In 2005 he took the Wedding photographs of the then Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Castle and in 2011 he took the official Wedding photographs of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace.

His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla are pictured in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.

In his individual portrait, King Charles is pictured in full regalia in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, wearing the Robe of Estate, the Imperial State Crown and is holding the Sovereign’s Orb and Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.

He is seated on one of a pair of 1902 throne chairs that were made for the future King George V and Queen Mary for use at the Coronation of King Edward VII. These throne chairs were also used in the background of the 1937 Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and by His Majesty The King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Hall to receive addresses from the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament last year.

His Majesty King Charles pictured in full regalia in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal couple took centre stage in front of a global audience of millions on Saturday at the UK’s first coronation for 70 years.

The day featured customs dating back more than 1,000 years as Charles became the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey since 1066.

On Sunday, there was a special coronation concert for 20,000 revellers at the star-studded Windsor Castle featuring singers such as Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

Her Majesty Queen Camilla is pictured in The Green Drawing Room.

The Prince of Wales paid a touching public tribute to his father the King at the event, saying: “Pa, we are all so proud of you.”

In her official portrait, Queen Camilla is pictured in The Green Drawing Room wearing Queen Mary’s Crown and Robe of Estate.

In the final of Mr Burnand’s photos, the King and Queen are pictured with members of the Working Royal Family; the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Gloucester, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, and the Duke of Edinburgh.

(L to R) The Duke of Kent, The Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Gloucester, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Princess Royal, The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Princess of Wales, The Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, The Duke of Edinburgh.

On Monday, the King released a statement of thanks.

“As the Coronation weekend draws to a close, my wife and I just wanted to share our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped to make this such a special occasion,” he wrote.

“We pay particular tribute to the countless people who have given their time and dedication to ensuring that the celebrations in London, Windsor and further afield were as happy, safe and enjoyable as possible.

“To those who joined in the celebrations – whether at home, at street parties and lunches, or by volunteering in communities – we thank you, each and every one.

“To know that we have your support and encouragement, and to witness your kindness expressed in so many different ways, has been the greatest possible Coronation gift, as we now rededicate our lives to serving the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and Commonwealth.”

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