The Queen is celebrating the start of the new year with a new portrait of herself and her three heirs.
The photograph of Her Majesty alongside the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George was taken in Buckingham Palace's throne room shortly before Christmas.
The Queen stands at the front of the new image in a white dress accessorised with a blue brooch and holding one of her iconic handbags.
Prince George, in tartan trousers and a white shirt, and Prince Charles - in a navy pinstripe suit - are stood together on a red-carpeted step.
Prince William stands behind his father, son and grandmother, smiling at the back of the picture in a dark suit and navy blue tie.
This is only the second time that a portrait of all four royals together has been issued.
|A portrait in 2016 of The Queen and her three heirs|
The youngest royal's elevated position in the new portrait is reminiscent of the 2016 photo, when then-two-year-old Prince George stood next to his great-grandmother on a blue and black step, holding the hand of his father, Prince William.