Photographer who took royal family portrait reveals how he made Prince George giggle

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Royal Family Photographer Reveals How He Made Prince George Giggle


Prince George stole the show as four generations of the Royal family posed for a portrait ahead of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday.

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The adorable toddler gave a cheeky grin as he held onto his dad.

He posed alongside Prince Charles, Prince William and the Queen in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. Their photos will appear on stamps being released to honor the Queen's birthday.

Royal photographer Ranald Mackechnie, who snapped the photos, told INSIDE EDITION he probably got Prince George to smile because he was "making strange faces."

He said George was "very comfortable" during the shoot.

"The whole shoot went swimmingly well. It was perfect," he added.

The hardest part was making sure everyone was roughly the same height. Each face has to fit perfectly inside its own perforated outline for their individual stamp -- so the two-year-old needed a boost.

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"They are foam blocks, like an athlete or gym person might exercise on, a square cut into pieces so we could adjust the height," the photographer said. "If Prince George was standing on the floor he wouldn't be in the frame."

Prince George was smartly dressed in a white shirt and shorts with matching knee socks. The outfit by Rachel Riley costs $159.

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Britain's Prince William, right, and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte, centre left, and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, Thursday March 3, 2016. This is the first time the family of four have taken a holiday together. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) NO COMMERCIAL USE
Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge walk together as they enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, Thursday March 3, 2016. This is the first time the family of four have taken a holiday together. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) NO COMMERCIAL USE
Britain's Prince William poses with Princess Charlotte as they enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, Thursday March 3, 2016. This is the first time the family of four have taken a holiday together. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) NO COMMERCIAL USE
Kate Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Katherine Middleton and Prince William Duke of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Princess George, enjoying a short private break skiing in the French Alps. March 3, 2016. Credit: ALP/MediaPunch
Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a snow ball fight as they enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, Thursday March 3, 2016. This is the first time the family of four have taken a holiday together. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) NO COMMERCIAL USE
Prince William Duke of Cambridge with his son, Prince George, enjoying a short private break skiing in the French Alps. March 3, 2016. Credit: ALP/MediaPunch 
Prince William Duke of Cambridge with his son, Prince George, enjoying a short private break skiing in the French Alps. March 3, 2016. Credit: ALP/MediaPunch 
Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a snow ball fight as they enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, Thursday March 3, 2016. This is the first time the family of four have taken a holiday together. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) NO COMMERCIAL USE
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