King Charles’ New Portrait Released for Armed Forces Day


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On Saturday, a new portrait of King Charles III, 75, has been unveiled in honor of Armed Forces Day in the UK.

The image, set in the Grand Corridor of Windsor Castle, was captured by Hugo Burnand in November 2023. It depicts the King in full military regalia adorned with various medals, swords, and decorations—a tribute to service members. This attire reflects his ceremonial role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Services and his position as Field Marshal, the highest rank in the British Army.”

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Photographer Hugo Burnand, 60, has been behind the camera for many of the sovereign’s official photos since King Charles ascended to the throne, including the official coronation portraits.

In fact, Burnand took the official portraits at Charles and Camilla‘s 2005 nuptials as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s 2011 wedding.

On the day that annually recognizes personnel, families, veterans and cadets, 76-year-old Queen Camilla shared some words in a video expressing support for the members of the armed services and their families.

Her royal highness shared, “I am deeply honored to join you all on Armed Forces Day. Whether in this country or overseas, we celebrate the service of the men and women in our military and thank you all for everything you do to protect this country of ours… In times of war and in times of peace, whether seen or unseen, our armed forces support and strengthen our nation. You are a source of inspiration, reassurance and pride – and I salute you all.”

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On Saturday, a new portrait of King Charles III, 75, has been unveiled in honor of Armed Forces Day in the UK.

The image, set in the Grand Corridor of Windsor Castle, was captured by Hugo Burnand in November 2023. It depicts the King in full military regalia adorned with various medals, swords, and decorations—a tribute to service members. This attire reflects his ceremonial role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Services and his position as Field Marshal, the highest rank in the British Army.”

Photographer Hugo Burnand, 60, has been behind the camera for many of the sovereign’s official photos since King Charles ascended to the throne, including the official coronation portraits.

In fact, Burnand took the official portraits at Charles and Camilla‘s 2005 nuptials as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s 2011 wedding.

On the day that annually recognizes personnel, families, veterans and cadets, 76-year-old Queen Camilla shared some words in a video expressing support for the members of the armed services and their families.

Her royal highness shared, “I am deeply honored to join you all on Armed Forces Day. Whether in this country or overseas, we celebrate the service of the men and women in our military and thank you all for everything you do to protect this country of ours… In times of war and in times of peace, whether seen or unseen, our armed forces support and strengthen our nation. You are a source of inspiration, reassurance and pride – and I salute you all.”

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