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Wed, 14 Nov, 2018Over60

Family first! Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday with heartwarming new portraits

Family first! Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday with heartwarming new portraits

To celebrate Prince Charles’ milestone 70th birthday today, the palace has released beautiful new portraits of the future king with his immediate family.

Taken at Clarence House in September, the heartwarming family photos feature Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince Harry and pregnant Duchess Meghan, and Prince William and Duchess Kate, along with their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Prince George is pictured in one of the snaps chuckling cheekily while seated on Grandpa Wales’ – as he is affectionately known to by his grandkids – lap.

It has been widely reported how much of a doting grandfather Charles is with both his and Camilla’s grandchildren.

The Duchess revealed in new BBC documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70: “He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him.”

Camilla added, “He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that.”

The new portraits are also the first time Prince Louis has been seen since his official christening photos were released by the palace in July.