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Prince George christening: Official portraits released

Queen Elizabeth II has been pictured with three future kings – Prince Charles, Prince William and newborn Prince George.

This is the first such image of royal succession for nearly 120 years.

The Queen is shown with her son, the Prince of Wales, grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, and great-grandson, Prince George, to mark the royal christening.

The picture echoes a 1894 image from the future Edward VIII’s christening, showing him with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother – George V, Edward VII and Queen Victoria.

The royal pictures were taken by Jason Bell.

The Queen is shown with her son, the Prince of Wales, grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, and great-grandson, Prince George, to mark the royal christening

The Queen is shown with her son, the Prince of Wales, grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, and great-grandson, Prince George, to mark the royal christening

The four official portraits were taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House following Wednesday’s christening ceremony at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.

The reigning monarch and three future kings will, in all probability, occupy the British throne for considerably more than 100 years.

The images were captured by Jason Bell, who is renowned for his images of high-profile figures like Sir Paul McCartney, actress Scarlett Johansson and former England footballer David Beckham.

Prince George wears a replica of the intricate lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.

The sofa which the royals sat on for the pictures was designed by Thomas Chippendale and is part of a range dating from about 1773.

It is thought to have been commissioned by the Duke of Gloucester, George III’s brother.

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