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Who are the lesser-known royals in King Charles's official coronation portrait?

The King and Queen were photographed together and separately in their full regalia, but also joined a party of working royals for a group shot.

Who are the lesser-known members of the Royal Family in the coronation portrait? (Buckingham Palace)
Who are the lesser-known members of the Royal Family in the coronation portrait? (Buckingham Palace)

The Royal Family returned to its duties on Tuesday following the coronation of King Charles.

The King was among those returning to official engagements, along with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

Traditional official portraits marking the crowning of Charles III and Queen Camilla were released on Monday evening.

Read more: Who's who in the coronation Buckingham Palace balcony line-up?

The King and Queen were photographed together and separately in their full regalia, but also joined a party of working royals for a group shot.

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It featured 12 members of the Royal Family in total, including the King and Queen; his sister, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal; Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales; and Prince Edward and Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

But who are the other five lesser-known royals in the portrait?

1. Edward, Duke of Kent

United Kingdom's Prince Edward, Duke of Kent sits during singles fourth round of the Championships, Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, United Kingdom on July 8, 2019. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, pictured at Wimbledon in 2019. (AP Images )

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, 87, and the late Queen Elizabeth II were first cousins through their fathers. Edward's mother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, was also a first cousin of Prince Philip, making him both a second cousin and first cousin once removed to King Charles.

Edward is currently 40th in the line of succession to the throne.

He has held the title of the Duke of Kent for more than 80 years and is involved in more than 140 charitable organisations.

Until 2021, he was president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, making him a familiar face to tennis fans as he presented trophies to the winners at Wimbledon.

2. Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Britain's Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, speaks with guests as she attends a reception for winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain November 10, 2021. Chris Jackson/ Pool via REUTERS
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, at a reception at Windsor Castle in November 2021. (Reuters)

Born in Denmark, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, 76, is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Queen Elizabeth's cousin.

A full-time working member of the Royal Family, Birgitte is linked with more than 60 charities and organisations across the arts, the military, sport, health, welfare and education.

She is a patron of SeeAbility, a charity for people with learning disabilities and sight loss, and The Lullaby Trust, which aims to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promotes infant health.

3. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester arrives for the 'Together at Christmas' Carol Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at a carol service at Westminster Abbey in December 2022. (AP)

The youngest grandson of King George V and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Richard, 78, was fifth in line to the throne when he was born in 1944. He is now 30th in the line of succession.

Richard is associated with more than 150 charities and organisations, covering humanitarian issues, heritage and military veterans.

He practised as an architect before becoming duke and much of his work lies in conservation. He married Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, in July 1972. The couple have three children.

4. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, speaks with residents as he joins the Princess Royal in a visit to a Coronation Big Lunch in Swindon. Thousands of people across the country are celebrating the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday to mark the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Picture date: Sunday May 7, 2023.
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence at a Coronation Big Lunch event in Swindon on Sunday. (PA)

The retired Royal Navy officer, 68, is the husband of Anne, Princess Royal, the King's sister.

Laurence was an equerry, or personal attendant, to Queen Elizabeth between 1986 and 1989.

Since his retirement from the navy in 2010 he has followed a number of charitable interests, focusing on property and regeneration.

He married Anne in December 1992.

5. Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy smiles as she arrives into the parade ring on the royal carriage during Royal Ascot 2022 at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2022 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, at Royal Ascot in June 2022. (Getty Images)

A first cousin to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Alexandra, 86, was sixth in line to the throne at the time of her birth. She is now 56th in the line of succession.

Alexandra is patron or president of more than 100 organisations, spanning the arts to healthcare.

She is joint president of Cancer Research UK, alongside the Duke of Gloucester, and has been patron of the Alzheimer's Society since 1990.

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