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Prince Louis Adorably Steals the Show in New Photos Released for Prince Charles's 70th Birthday

Look at those cheeks!
IMAGE CHRIS JACKSON
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Prince Charles's birthday celebrations show no sign of slowing down. Just a few days after the banquet thrown in his honor at Buckingham Palace, a new series of portraits of Charles has been released. Highlights of the previously never-before-seen images, which were taken by Getty royal photographer Chris Jackson, include some adorable photos of Charles playing with his youngest grandchild, Prince Louis, as well as some snaps of Charles presumably feeding the chickens, laughing with his sister Princess Anne, and strolling alongside his mother, the Queen, in Buckingham Palace.

"I’ve spent much of the last year documenting some intimate and ‘behind the scenes’ moments with The Prince of Wales to celebrate his 70th Birthday," Jackson wrote on Instagram about the series. "It really has been an incredible privilege to create such a unique set of images and a huge amount of fun at the same time."

Read on for the photos, which are part of a set to mark His Royal Highness’s 70th birthday.

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Prince Charles shares a sweet moment with his youngest grandchild Prince Louis.


A previously unseen outtake from the family portrait session in honor of Charles's birthday.


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Prince Louis clearly can't get enough of his "Grandpa Wales."

Charles peeks out the window of the royal train as he arrives into Durham station in February of this year.


Charles feeds his Burford brown and Maran chickens one morning at Highgrove House.


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A lovely candid photo of Charles with his two sons.


Anne and Charles share a laugh before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting back in April.


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As Chris Jackson explained, "This was not just a one-off picture either. They were laughing for about five minutes together, really joking around."

Charles and the Queen share a walk before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this past April


Not long after this photo was taken, the Queen announced that she would like Charles to be her successor as the head of the Commonwealth.

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A previously unseen photo of Meghan, Harry, Charles, and Camilla before a garden party at Buckingham Palace that took place just days after the royal wedding.


It marked Meghan's first official event as a royal.

Charles at work in the gardens of Highgrove House in July of this year.


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Charles with a big smile as he checks on a rare breed cattle at Dumfries House Farm in Scotland.


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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