Royal couples pose for ‘show of unity’ picture

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On Wed, 6 Dec, 2023 09:53 | < 1 min read
Royal couples pose for 'show of unity' picture
The King, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales pose before the reception for diplomats. PHOTO/PA Media

A new photo of the King and Queen with the Prince and Princess of Wales at Buckingham Palace has been released.

It was taken ahead of the annual "white tie and tiaras" reception for diplomats held at the palace.

The image is likely to be considered a royal show of unity after a difficult week for the family.

It is the first time the royal couples have been seen together since the release of author Omid Scobie's book Endgame, which reignited a race row.

In a Dutch version of the book, the King and Catherine, the Princess of Wales, are alleged to have discussed the skin colour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's then unborn son Archie.

Neither Buckingham Palace nor Kensington Palace have officially responded to the allegations.

But for the Royal Family's advisers, this new image probably says it all.

The four most senior members of the Royal Family posed for the photo before welcoming 500 ambassadors, high commissioners and other dignitaries to the Palace State Rooms.

Catherine wore a shimmering pale pink dress by Jenny Packham and the Lover's Knot Tiara, which was often worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.

Meanwhile, the Queen wore a cream embroidered evening gown by Fiona Clare and tiara worn by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The release of an official photo at the Diplomatic Reception is not a regular occurrence. It is something seen more often during a state visit.

But after a week of difficult headlines and a family drama again played out in public, this image is timely.

It is a united front and a show of togetherness following a bumpy few days.

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