Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations have been taking place all year, and with 2016 coming to an end, the palace has squeezed out one final nod to her majesty’s special year via social media.
Clarence House shared this new photo of The Queen and Prince Charles on Instagram today, and it’s truly something special!
The photo was taken at the final night of The Queen’s 90th birthday gala in May. In the shot, her majesty sits regally on an embossed gold chair wearing a long sleeved, patterned blue dress. Charles, who is sporting a suave tuxedo, stands beside his mother staring dotingly.
The photograph was taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, by renowned photographer Nick Knight.
“First look: As a year of 90th birthday celebrations draw to a close, we would like to share this special photo of The Prince and The Queen, taken earlier this year at Windsor Castle,” the caption reads.
It follows other incredible portraits released earlier this year of The Queen with her great-grandchildren, Prince Phillip, her daughter Anne and her beloved corgis.
Speaking of their close bond and her incredible leadership, Prince Charles has said of his mother: "My mama takes great pride in her family, from being a young mother at the start of her reign, to now being a great-grandmother twice over."
"The fact that my mama has been a constant feature on the scene has provided that sense, I think, of continuity in a time of immense change over 60 years."