Kate’s snap shows William and Charles have put ghosts of the ...

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Kate’s snap shows William and Charles have put ghosts of the past to rest

As a new photo offers a rare glimpse of their affection, there’s a sense Wills has forgiven Dad’s earlier mistakes

Camilla Tominey

It is a royal picture that speaks 1,000 words about the bond between a prince and his Papa. Beaming for the camera, rarely have we seen a more intimate portrait of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge together.

Taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, whose royal family album is fast rivalling Patrick Lichfield’s (https://www.thelittleblackgallery.com/artists/patrick-lichfield/), the touching shot shows Charles resting his head on his eldest son’s shoulder, huge beaming smiles on both of their faces. Revealing a father and son relaxed in their affection for one another, the photograph was released by Clarence House to mark Father’s Day on Sunday.

Yet for both would-be kings, the sweet image marks an even more significant milestone in what hasn’t always been an easy relationship...

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