In a momentous coronation portrait, King Charles is seated alongside Prince William and Prince George, forming a significant representation of the “line of succession.”

Photographer Hugo Burnand, who captured the momentous occasion of King Charles’ coronation last Saturday, has described the two newly released photos from Buckingham Palace as historic, as they beautifully depict the significant “line of succession.”

“I did a lot of research in the archives of past coronations, and I didn’t see any previous pictures of the line of succession,” said Burnand.

In the initial snapshot, King Charles, aged 74, is portrayed in royal grandeur, joined by his direct successors to the throne, Prince William and Prince George. The trio is adorned in magnificent regal attire. King Charles, seated on a throne, is resplendent in the Robe of Estate and the Imperial State Crown.

Reports from People Magazine indicate that he is also holding the Sovereign’s Orb and the Sovereign’s Sceptre. Prince William, aged 40, stands nearby, clad in a ceremonial robe, while 9-year-old Prince George is positioned on the other side of his grandfather, wearing the page uniform he wore during the coronation ceremony.

It was “important to take this picture,” Burnand told Hello! Magazine. “While we have seen pictures of the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William and Prince George, never have we seen them in the throne room with all the regalia.”

“There’s a lot of formality in that picture,” he added. “But I think that I’ve managed to show the essence of the individuals at the same time, which to me makes it not just a historical document, but also a portrait.”

In a second photograph taken by Burnand, a larger group is depicted, showcasing the newly crowned King and Queen, accompanied by a gathering of eight “Pages of Honor” and “Ladies in Attendance.” Among the ladies present are Annabel Elliot, the sister of Queen Camilla, and the Marchioness of Lansdowne, a close friend.

The group of Pages of Honor consists of Prince George, Queen Camilla’s three grandsons, her grand-nephew, and other boys who have familial or friendly ties to the royal family.

Burnand, the esteemed photographer behind these historic images, has been entrusted by the royal family for quite some time. He previously captured the wedding photographs of Charles and Camilla in 2005, as well as the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.