King Charles has some of his favorite family photographs on display at Clarence House, including photos with his wife Camilla, his late mother and his 10-year-old grandson George.
Scenes from the royal residence, captured in a video of Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on x – who was there to meet Queen Camilla, 76 – offered an intimate insight into the couple’s cherished memories.
One shelf, packed with books including a guide to ‘100 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos of All Time’, featured a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a photo from her 90th birthday in 2016.
In the portrait, Charles, 75, sits next to his mother, as she smiles at the camera in an elegant blue dress.
Another framed image shows the royal with his wife Camilla, in 2018, in a snap believed to have been taken from the same photo shoot that produced his Christmas card that year.
In the photo: 1. Queen Elizabeth II and her son Charles in 2016, posing for her 90th birthday portrait; 2. Charles and Camilla at Clarence House in 2018; 3. Prince Harry as a teenager in an undated photo; 4. Prince Harry in his 20s in an undated photo; 5. Charles holding his grandson George in 2013
The loved-up couple sport matching smiles as they sit on a bench in Clarence House Gardens.
Another sweet photo shows proud grandfather Charles holding newborn Prince George, son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, in 2013.
A snapshot of a young Prince Harry in his twenties is also shown along with another of him laughing as a teenager.
Another snapshot of the house showed a framed photograph from a 2019 festive outing, where Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed making Christmas pudding with three of her heirs: Charles, William and George.
The image shows the family smiling as they mix ingredients in bowls.
Another image from 2005 shows a delighted Charles and Camilla leaving St George’s Chapel after the blessing of their marriage in the church.
And in honor of his beloved grandmother, the King also presented a portrait of the Queen Mother in 1997.
The intimate view of Clarence House comes after Olena Zelenska’s meeting with Queen Camilla at the royal residence, just days after the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Pictured, from left to right: Queen Elizabeth II preparing Christmas pudding with her three heirs, Charles, William and George, in 2019; the Queen Mother in 1997; Camilla and Charles after their marriage in 2005
Wedding day: Charles and Camilla leave St George’s Chapel following the blessing of their marriage at the church in August 2005. The photo is framed at Clarence House.
Memories: Prince George is shown enthusiastically stirring Christmas pudding in images released to commemorate four generations of the royal family supporting a Royal British Legion project in 2019.
In 2018, a virtual tour of Clarence House showed the same photo of Harry alongside a touching casual snapshot of Charles and Camilla.
Camilla was photographed placing her arm behind the back of the wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as she guided her down a hallway before their meeting on Thursday morning.
The couple, who previously met in November 2022 at a reception at Buckingham Palace to raise awareness about violence against women, were photographed chatting while sitting in the Garden Room of the royal residence in London.
Charles, who is receiving cancer treatment, remains in London but did not meet the First Lady on Thursday.
Zelenska thanked the Queen for the King’s message of support for Ukraine on the second anniversary of the conflict and said how much it had meant to her nation.
Queen Camilla listened intently as she met Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska at Clarence House on Thursday.
Camilla was photographed placing her arm behind Zelenska’s back as she guided her down a hallway before their meeting.
Camilla spoke about how Britain was thinking about Ukraine when it marked this sad milestone. They also discussed the bravery and resilience of Ukrainians and the UK’s determination to support the nation.
They are also understood to have spoken about the impact of war on women and children, the physical and mental scars it has left and how the UK can help care for them.
Zelenska was invited to the coronation of the King and Queen last May, representing her war-torn nation with her prime minister Denys Shmyhal.
She also attended the late Queen’s funeral and Camilla thanked Zelenska for her presence at both services.
Camilla has been dubbed the “savior” of the monarchy and praised for keeping “the show on the road” in the King’s absence, and while the Princess of Wales recovers from abdominal surgery.
She led the royal family at the memorial service for King Constantine of Greece earlier this week, and the Prince of Wales was also absent at the last minute due to an unexplained personal matter.
Camilla’s meeting with Zelenska was held on the advice of the Foreign Ministry and lasted about 30 minutes, Palacio said.
Thursday’s meeting comes after the King praised the “determination and strength” of the Ukrainian people in a message marking the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.
Camilla received the wife of the Ukrainian president at her London residence on Thursday morning.
They were photographed chatting while sitting in the Garden Room, and their meeting came just days after the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Charles said he is “very encouraged” by the efforts of the United Kingdom and its allies to support Ukraine “at this time of so much suffering and need.”
He said: ‘The determination and strength of the Ukrainian people continues to inspire, as the unprovoked attack on their land, their lives and their livelihoods enters a third, tragic year.
‘Despite the tremendous hardship and pain inflicted on them, Ukrainians continue to display the heroism with which the world so closely associates them.
‘His is true courage, in the face of indescribable aggression. I have felt it firsthand in the many meetings I have had with Ukrainians since the start of the war, from President Zelensky and Mrs Zelenska to new army recruits training here in the UK.
“I continue to be very encouraged that the UK and our allies continue to be at the forefront of international efforts to support Ukraine at this time of so much suffering and need.
The King (pictured with the Queen in 2022) praised the “determination and strength” of the Ukrainian people in a message to mark the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.
The King (pictured meeting President Zelensky) has met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky several times, including during his visit to the UK in February last year.
“My heart goes out to all those affected as I remember them in my thoughts and prayers.”
The King has undertaken numerous UK engagements related to Ukraine since the war began, including a visit to a training center for military recruits in Wiltshire.
He has met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky several times, including during his visit to the UK in February last year.
Earlier this month it was announced that Charles had been diagnosed with a form of cancer, discovered while he was being treated in hospital for an enlarged prostate.
He began a program of regular treatments, but postponed all his public duties and spent much of his time at the royal residence at Sandringham, Norfolk.