Famed photographer Mario Testino shared an unseen photograph from Princess Charlotte’s christening in June in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. The never-before-seen picture was clicked by the Peruvian born photographer, who got the opportunity to take pictures for the royal family for the fourth time.
The unseen photo shows the royal family posing together after the service in the drawing room at Sandringham House. The new photograph only shows the queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton seated with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Philip stand behind them.
The earlier released images by Kensington Palace even showed Kate’s side of the family. “Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday, long live the Queen! Here shooting the royal family at Sandringham House on the occasion of Princess Charlotte's christening,” Testino captioned the picture. Charlotte’s christening took place at St. Mary Magdalene church on the queen’s Sandringham Estate on July 5.
The princess looked adorable in the golden replica of a Victorian christening gown made by Elizabeth’s dressmaker Angela Kelly. Her older brother, Prince George, wore red shorts and an embroidered shirt by British designer Rachel Riley. Testino’s four pictures from the royal christening were released by the palace.
The striking images included a photo of William laughing with George, Kate smiling while holding Charlotte, a snap of the happy family of four together outside, and a picture of the Middleton family posing with the royals. Testino said that he was “overwhelmed and honored” after being chosen to photograph Charlotte’s christening. The photographer has also shot Prince William’s 21st birthday, William and Kate’s engagement photos, and even photographed Princess Diana for Vanity Fair in 1997.
The queen ushered in her milestone 90th birthday last Thursday with two engagements in Windsor. On Friday, the nonagenarian welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to the U.K. The U.S. first couple were on a three-day visit to the country.