Kensington Palace Shared THE Best Photo of the Whole Royal Family

In honor of Prince Charles's 70th birthday

Updated 11/14/18

Alexi Lubomirski/The Duke and Duchess of Sussex via Getty Images

Listen up, royal family fans—there's officially a new portrait of the photogenic crew to add to your scrapbooks.

In honor of Prince Charles's 70th birthday on Wednesday (HBD!), Kensington Palace gifted us with a never-before-seen snapshot of the royal family via Instagram. Captured by royal photographer Chris Jackson—who has years of working with the House of Windsor under his belt—the adorable image showcases the clan (minus Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip) posing around a wooden bench outside Clarence House.

The photo shows Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, seated with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Standing behind them are Kate Middleton who is holding Prince Louis, and next to her Prince William, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. Appearing to be laughing at something off-camera, the family nailed the candid photo game—as well as the color coordinating. All nine royals sported shades of blue, white, and black for the ultimate squad goals. This is the stuff of Christmas card dreams.

"Wishing a very Happy 70th Birthday to The Prince of Wales! #HappyBirthdayHRH," the palace captioned the Instagram post of the portrait. "Two new photographs of The Prince of Wales and his family, taken by @ChrisJacksonGetty in the garden of Clarence House, have been released to celebrate HRH’s 70th birthday."

Clarence House also shared a more staged snippet from the family photo shoot to Instagram. (Prince Louis undoubtedly steals the show in this shot—that smile!)

Additionally, a new picture of Charles playing with Prince Louis clad in the same clothes from the family portrait photo series surfaced last week as part of the BBC documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, which was released in tandem with the royal's impending birthday. This intimate snippet featured Kate holding her son while Prince Charles grasps his tiny hands.

In true royal style, Charles actually celebrated turning 70 twice, initially kicking off the festivities early at a garden party back in May. According to E! News, the royal will continue to further commemorate his actual birthday with a gathering at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen.

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