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Joyful new Coronation photo of King Charles and Princess Anne released to mark a royal birthday

Buckingham Palace has shared a brand new image of The King with his sister to mark the birthday of The Princess Royal.

In the photo, taken on Coronation Day, the newly crowned Charles III is seen smiling broadly at Princess Anne who beams at him with pride.

The portrait was captured by Chris Jackson of Getty Images and was shared on the official Royal Family social media on the morning that the Princess turned 73.

Alongside it was another image of the siblings, taken at Clarence House before their mother ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. It shows the two in their prams, next to one another, with big brother, Charles, leaning in to speak to Anne.

In another striking reminder of the changes that have taken place, that image is noted as belonging to the Royal Collection Trust and His Majesty King Charles III.

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born on August 15th 1950 at Clarence House in London. The second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she was made Princess Royal in 1987.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.