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Royals in relaxed mood for photo to mark Camilla's 70th

By Tony Jones

A double portrait of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall has been released to mark Camilla's 70th birthday.

Charles and Camilla have been captured by photographer Mario Testino looking relaxed.

The royal couple were photographed in May at Clarence House. The Duchess wore a navy blue dress coat with white embroidery by Fiona Clare.

Testino paid tribute to the Duchess, who celebrates her 70th birthday today, as a "beautiful person".

"I'm honoured to document their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on this very important date.

"I first photographed the Duchess after her wedding to the Prince on a commission from British Vogue, and discovered a kind and beautiful person with a wonderful sense of humour.

"Doing this assignment to celebrate Her Royal Highness's 70th birthday is a true honour," he said.

Testino was one of hundreds of guests at a Clarence House garden party on Thursday for the Duchess to acknowledge those she works with, from charity bosses to celebrities.

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