The first official photographs of Prince George on his Christening day have been released by the Royal Family. The portraits taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House include an historic photograph showing the Queen beside her three male heirs. In one shot, three-month-old George is wide awake on his mother’s knee, arms aloft, performing for the cameras.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hand-picked British photographer Jason Bell for the latest additions to the family album. At her latest public engagement, Kate revealed there was relief all round that her son’s famous lungs were kept in check. “He was such a good boy actually, we’re very lucky”, she told one guest at the charity event. “He’s not always like that but I think he enjoys all the different people and I think there was lots of action going on. He gets … slightly distracted.”
The photograph showing the Queen accompanied by Princes Charles, William and George might seem like just another snap, but it has been more than 100 years since anything similar was published. The last time was in 1894 at the christening of Edward VIII, at which the future King was cradled by Queen Victoria. The Middleton family feature in one of the photos, with Auntie Pippa standing between Prince Harry and her brother James.
Royal photographer Ian Jones said: “These are a beautiful set of photographs. Very well shot in difficult circumstances very quickly. “You have here key moments such as Prince William holding Prince George in a modern twist. “There is also a lovely photo of the three of them together – great smiles and lovely laughter.”