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King chooses photo taken just days before Queen’s death for first Christmas card

The image was captured by award-winning photographer Sam Hussein on 3 September, five days before Her Majesty died.

King Charles has chosen a photograph taken just days before the Queen’s death for his first Christmas card as monarch.

It shows His Majesty and the Queen Consort at the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering in September, when he was still Prince of Wales.

The image was taken by award-winning photographer Sam Hussein on 3 September, five days before Her Majesty died.

The King is captured from the side as Camilla smiles at him warmly.

He is dressed in a tweed suit with a red, green and beige tie, while the Queen consort is wearing a green suit and matching hat with a pheasant motif and pearl earrings.

During the event in Aberdeenshire, the King officially opened a new structure celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

He cut a heather rope to mark the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Archway.

His mother was unable to attend because of her declining health.

The King and Queen Consort

The couple then watched competitors taking part in events including the caber toss, hammer throw and tug-of-war.

Camilla and the Princess Royal were presented with heather posies by 10-year-old Chloe Guy and 12-year-old Cassie Stewart, who are both members of the Braemar Royal Highland Society’s dancing class, before the games got under way.

It appears that the Queen Consort took a sprig of flowers and put it in her buttonhole, as shown in the Christmas card photograph.

Source : News Sky