A royal photographer captured a 'never-before-seen angle' of King Charles and Queen Camilla from the palace balcony

  • Chris Jackson has photographed King Charles and Queen Camilla for the final 20 years.
  • He captured a behind-the-scenes view of the king and queen from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
  • Jackson instructed Insider it was “an enormous privilege” to be there, however admitted he was a bit nervous.

Getty Photographs royal photographer Chris Jackson captured a “never-before-seen angle” of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their coronation on Saturday, he instructed Insider.

Whereas different photographers coated the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey and the procession by way of the streets of London, Jackson was stationed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Because the king and queen walked onto the balcony to greet the crowds, he stood behind them to {photograph} a behind-the-scenes view of the second.

“I am undecided why it hasn’t been finished earlier than,” Jackson stated of documenting the king and queen’s perspective from this angle. “It was by no means finished with the earlier Queen, so it was a brand new factor, which was pretty to be part of.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the coronation.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronation on Could 6, 2023.

Handout/Chris Jackson/Getty Photographs for Buckingham Palace



He additionally shared the {photograph} on Instagram, the place he known as it a “by no means seen earlier than angle.”

Jackson stated he was “a bit bit nervous” about getting the picture proper, however he was pleased with the consequence.

“It was an enormous privilege to have that place, take that {photograph}, and from a private perspective, simply an unimaginable second to listen to the roar of the gang and see them from that extremely privileged vantage level,” he stated.

Jackson additionally captured the second that the Royal Air Pressure’s Crimson Arrow planes flew over the palace, streaming the purple, white, and blue colours of the Union Jack.

King Charles and Queen Camilla watch the flyover of Royal Air Force planes above Buckingham Palace after the coronation

King Charles III and Queen Camilla watch the flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronation on Could 6, 2023.

Handout/Chris Jackson/Getty Photographs for Buckingham Palace



“I selected to do a decrease perspective for when the Crimson Arrows came visiting as a result of I would at all times imagined that sort of iconic shot with the planes flying in direction of them with their crowns seen,” he stated. “It sort of encompasses all components of the story. And you have got the well-known Queen Victoria Memorial statue in that picture as nicely, the gold factor of that. I used to be actually glad that all of it got here collectively on the day.”

Jackson has spent the final 20 years photographing royal relations and printed three pictures books that includes his photographs of the royals: “Elizabeth II: A Queen for Our Time,” “Fashionable Monarchy,” and “Charles III: A King and His Queen.”


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