THREE’S A CHARM: To mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, three photographs were released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning.
The portraits by Annie Leibovitz were taken at Windsor Castle of the monarch with the youngest members of the royal family, Princess Anne and her four dogs.
The first portrait featured the sovereign with the royal children including James, Viscount Severn; Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor; Mia Tindall; Princess Charlotte; Savannah Phillips; Prince George, and Isla Phillips. Princess Charlotte donned an m&h dress while Prince George wore a blue Fina Ejerique sweater and blue shorts. The son and daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wore the same outfits in a family photo at Kensington Palace released last December.
The second image shows the Queen with her daughter Princess Anne in the castle’s White Drawing Room. The third showed the royal posed with her four dogs on the Windsor Castle steps.
On Wednesday, the Royal Mail released a specially commissioned stamp featuring the monarch, Prince Charles, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The first-class stamp features four generations of the royals posed together in the White Drawing Room, photographed by Ranald Mackechnie.