Wednesday 23 October 2013

A Queen and 3 Future Kings -- The Christening Photo of Prince George is Revealed

The christening photograph of HRH Prince George of Cambridge that many have been eagerly awaiting is of HM The Queen with three future kings: Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. The last, and most famous, christening photograph of a sovereign with three future sovereigns is this one from 1894:

A Queen and Three Kings:
Photograph of Queen Victoria and the future
King Edward VII, King George V and King Edward VIII.
Occasion: The Christening of the future
King Edward VIII in 1894.
I am pleased to report that the christening photograph of HRH Prince George with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother has just been released. It is remarkable to think that, together, these photographs currently span almost 200 years and have the potential to eventually span 300 years. Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and, with increased life expectancy and medical/scientific advances, there is every possibility that Prince George will live remain on the throne in 2119. Quite remarkable!

Christening Photograph of HRH Prince George of Cambridge
with HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Cambridge
Released 24 October 2013.
Clarence House

Seated: HM The Queen, TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with HRH Prince George
Standing: TRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry of Wales
Miss Pippa Middleton, Mr. James Middleton, Mr & Mrs Michael Middleton
Released 24 October 2013
Clarence House

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