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Fri, 23 Nov, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Prince Charles' entire 70th birthday photo album revealed

Last week, the heir to British throne, Prince Charles, celebrated his 70th birthday.

Celebrations for the Prince of Wales included a lavish birthday dinner hosted by the Queen, a limited-edition stamp collection in tribute to the milestone and the release of a BBC documentary, which gave fans a rare behind-the-scenes look into his life.

Now, two never-before-seen official portraits have been released of the Prince and his family to mark the event.

One of the portraits shows a precious moment between young Prince Louis and his grandfather as Prince Charles cuddles him.

The sparkle of joy in Louis’ eyes and Charles’ big smile reveals just how special their bond is.

The other photo, which is currently on the cover of the Sunday Times magazine in the UK, shows the Charles and his family posing for a photo in the palace gardens.

The image shows Prince Louis grabbing Prince Charles’ face while the rest of the clan look on smiling.

The sweet family photos were taken by royal photographer of 15 years, Chris Jackson.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Jackson said the photoshoot was the “happiest” he has ever seen Prince Charles.

"It was lovely chaos with the children," he said.

"He is a very hands-on grandfather. He was holding hands with George and Charlotte, and bouncing Louis up and down for a long time."

He said Prince George, 5, was happy to be sitting on his grandfather’s knees while the photos were taken.

"[Charles] is someone with a sense of pride for his family," he added.

"A sense of pride for what his children are achieving."

The photographer shared more candid snaps of Charles that were captured during the filming of the documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the entire birthday album. 

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