Palace shares new royal portrait made for Queen’s funeral

Buckingham Palace has unveiled a new portrait of King Charles III, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The two couples posed for the photo on September 18, the night before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The portrait, that was Saturday night shared by the royal family via social mediawas shot by Getty photographer Chris Jackson.

Middleton, 40, stunned in a figure-hugging, long-sleeved black dress, which she paired with sheer black tights and black pumps. The Princess of Wales completed her look with her hair styled in effortless curls.

Prince William, also 40, looked smart in a classic suit, standing next to his father, 73, who wore an almost identical ensemble.

The king’s wife, 75, also wore black and opted for a stylish dress with embroidered details around the crew neckline.

King Charles III, Queen Consort and Prince and Princess of Wales,
The family has come together amid the death of their long-reigning monarch.
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Though not in the photo, a few world leaders, including President Biden, were also present at Buckingham Palace for the pre-funeral reception where the photo was taken.

Notably absent from the family photo, however, were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were reunited with the royal family after the Queen died on September 8 at the age of 96.

Following her state funeral on September 19, the longest-reigning monarch in British history was buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle, next to her late husband, Prince Philip.

Harry spent 11 days in England with his wife after the Queen’s heartbreaking death. Despite forming a united front in public, the couple’s relationship with the Duke of Sussex’s estranged family didn’t seem to be improving permanently.

Most recently, Markle, 41, and Harry, 38, were officially demoted on the royal family’s website, pushed to the bottom of the list, followed only by the disgraced Prince Andrew.

“The New Royals” author Katie Nicholl spoke to Vidak For Congress about Harry’s ongoing feud with brother William.

“I find it very sad,” the royal expert told us. “In the days when Harry was here, there was an opportunity as they were only a few hundred yards apart for a meeting or dinner or some sort of gathering where they could really just try and figure things out.”

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