Like any married couple, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have endured many ups and downs over the years. But they recently celebrated an incredible milestone in their relationship: the Duke and Duchess of York were married 14 years ago this week, and the duo marked the occasion by sharing an intimate, never-before-seen photo with the public.
Taking to their official Clarence House Instagram page, Charles and Camilla shared this gorgeous new black-and-white portrait taken for their wedding anniversary. “Thank you for your warm wishes on the occasion of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding anniversary,” the photo was captioned.
The sweet moment was captured by renowned celebrity and fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who has photographed the royal family many times before; he even took Harry and Meghan’s engagement portraits!
Lubomirski, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, has previously spoken about what a privilege it was to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“It was an incredible honor to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together,” he said at the time.
Prince Harry and Meghan actually share another connection with the Duke and Duchess of York: Prince Charles and Camilla were married on April 9, 2005, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle — coincidentally the same church in which Harry and Meghan were married!
Charles and Camilla spent their wedding anniversary in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the re-opening of Hillsborough Castle, which is the official residence of the queen and the royal family when they visit the area. The castle has undergone a $36 million makeover and the couple were brought along to celebrate its renovation.
As Charles was giving his speech to celebrate the re-opening, he even made reference to his and Camilla’s special day. “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m enormously grateful to you all for coming such a long way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s incredibly good of you,” Charles said. “For me, Hillsborough has always been a special place — a place whose many stories reflect the complex history of this island.”
“Thanks to the fine restoration work that we are marking today, future generations will have the chance to hear and experience these stories for themselves in restored and re-presented surroundings.”
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