First official portrait of British royal couple and new Prince and Princess of Wales

Buckingham Palace has released the first official portrait of King Charles, his wife Queen Consort Camilla and the new Prince and Princess of Wales, his son William and his wife Catherine.

The photo shows the foursome smiling broadly in black mourning clothes. The photo was taken on the eve of Queen Elizabeths funeral, when King Charles held a reception for presidents, prime ministers and other dignitaries at Buckingham Palace.

Hand in pocket

King Charles poses with one hand in his pocket while holding his wife Camilla with his right arm. His son William towers over him and stands beside his wife Catherine.

Charles held one of his first audiences as king today. He hosted Prime Minister Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Shortly after the encounter, the photo was released.