A photograph of Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla newly crowned in Buckingham Palace after their coronation has been chosen for the royal couple's Christmas card.
The formal image, showing Charles and Camilla in the throne room at Buckingham Palace following the coronation, contrasts with the relaxed family group photo selected by the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Charles was crowned king in May, eight months after he ascended the throne, in a majestic ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey that traces its history back more than 1000 years.
Charles is pictured wearing the Imperial State Crown, Robe of Estate and Coronation Tunic, while Camilla wears Queen Mary's Crown, Robe of Estate and a dress designed by Bruce Oldfield.
The image - taken on the day of the coronation, May 6, 2023 - has been selected for the couple's second Christmas card since Charles became King.
The monochrome image chosen by the Prince and Princess of Wales shows the family, all wearing plain shirts, arranged around a smiling Princess Charlotte who is seated on a chair.
William and Kate were photographed with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Windsor earlier this year.
Christmas images used to decorate official festive cards are regularly released by senior members of the royal family with the cards sent to friends, family and colleagues.
Australian Associated Press