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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FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE - MARCH 3: (NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING) (Alternate crop of #514133574) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (TERMS OF RELEASE - News editorial use only - it being acknowledged that news editorial use includes newspapers, newspaper supplements, editorial websites, books, broadcast news media and magazines, but not (by way of example) calendars or posters.)
FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE - MARCH 3: (NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING) (Alternate crop of #514133584) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (TERMS OF RELEASE - News editorial use only - it being acknowledged that news editorial use includes newspapers, newspaper supplements, editorial websites, books, broadcast news media and magazines, but not (by way of example) calendars or posters.)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), pose with their children, Princess Charlotte (2L) and Prince George (2R), during a private break skiing at an undisclosed location in the French Alps on March 3, 2016. / AFP / POOL / John Stillwell / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) walk together during a private break skiing at an undisclosed location in the French Alps on March 3, 2016. / AFP / POOL / John Stillwell / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) throws a snowball at Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) as they walk together during a private break skiing at an undisclosed location in the French Alps on March 3, 2016. / AFP / POOL / John Stillwell / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), pose with their children, Princess Charlotte (R) and Prince George (2L), during a private break skiing at an undisclosed location in the French Alps on March 3, 2016. / AFP / POOL / John Stillwell / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) laugh after the Duchess threw a snowball at Prince William during a private break skiing at an undisclosed location in the French Alps on March 3, 2016. / AFP / POOL / John Stillwell / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE - MARCH 3: (NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (TERMS OF RELEASE - News editorial use only - it being acknowledged that news editorial use includes newspapers, newspaper supplements, editorial websites, books, broadcast news media and magazines, but not (by way of example) calendars or posters.)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 19: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) In this photo composite image a comparison has been made between, Left; KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Princess Diana On A Ski-ing Holiday. The Princess Is Wearing A Red 'head' Ski Suit And A Headband And She Is Holding A Pair Of 'dynamic' Skis. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) and Right; KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 30: Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William join in with the royal ski party in Klosters on March 30, 2005 in Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images). Kate Middleton will be celebrating her 26th Birthday on January 9, 2008.
Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William during HRH Prince Charles and Family Photocall During Ski Break at Klosters in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William during HRH Prince Charles and Family Photocall During Ski Break at Klosters in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 31: HRH Prince Charles (C) looks bemused when Prince William (R) and Prince Harry point out that he's left his microphone on whilst muttering about the press during the Royal Family's ski break at Klosters on March 31, 2005 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 31: HRH Prince Charles (C) poses with his arms around his sons Prince William (R) and Prince Harry during the Royal Family's ski break at Klosters on March 31, 2005 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 31: HRH Prince Charles poses with his sons Prince William (R) and Prince Harry during the Royal Family's ski break at Klosters on March 31, 2005 in Switzerland. Prince Charles was overheard criticizing the press by whispering 'Bloody people.' The royal family traditionally offers stage-managed photocalls in return for their privacy during their holiday in Klosters every Spring. This year, however, the agreement has already broken down when paparazzi was snapping Prince William with his girlfriend, Kate Middleton. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 30: Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William carries her skis in the royal ski party in Klosters on March 30, 2005 in Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Prince William Skiing In Klosters, Switzerland. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Prince William Skiing In Klosters, Switzerland. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Prince William Skiing In Klosters, Switzerland. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 28: Prince William At A Photocall During A Skiing Holiday With His Father (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS - MARCH 31: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Charles,the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry pose for photographers during their skiing holiday in March, 2002 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Klosters, Switzerland. . (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Klosters, Switzzerland. . (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Klosters, Switzerland. . (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Klosters, Switzzerland. . (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Klosters, Switzzerland. . (Photo by Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Skiing In Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 24: Prince William (L) buttons his jacket while his brother Harry puts on a hat and their father Prince Charles looks out a window in Vancouver 24 March. The trio is on a ski vacation and are making their first public appearance since the death of Princess Diana. (Photo credit should read DAVID CLARK/AFP/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 02: Prince William Skiing In Klosters,switzerland (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 02: Prince Charles With Princes William & Harry Skiiing In Klosters (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, And Prince Harry, And Prince William, Sledging During A Ski Holiday In Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 4: Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, on a Skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, on January 4 1995, in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William dressed for skiing during a skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, 3 January 1991. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 4: Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, on a Skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, on January 4 1995, in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Diana,The Princess Of Wales, On A Ski Holiday, With Prince William, And Prince Harry, Ski'S Down Towards The Village Of Zurs.March 1994. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess Of Wales, Prince William And Prince Harry, Ride In A Horse Drawn Sleigh, In Lech Austria, During Their Annual Ski Holiday, Accompanied By The Princess'S Friends Catherine Soames, And Kate Menzies. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - MARCH 25: Diana, Princess Of Wales, On A Spring Ski-ing Holiday With Her Sons, Prince William And Prince Harry, And Her Friend Kate Menzies. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Princess Of Wales, Sking In Lech, Austria, During An Annual Ski Holiday, With Her Sons, Prince William, And Prince Harry. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince Charles With His Two Sons Prince William And Prince Harry During A Skiing Holiday In Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince Charles With Prince William On Ski Lift During A Skiing Holiday In Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Princess Of Wales, Sking In Lech, Austria, During An Annual Ski Holiday, With Her Sons Prince William, And Prince Harry. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - MARCH 30: Diana Princess Of Wales On A Skiing Holiday In Lech, Austria With Prince William And Prince Harry. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - MARCH 30: Diana Princess of Wales with Prince William, and Prince Harry, and their Nanny Olga Powell ( right ), take an afternoon carriage ride, during their annual ski holiday, on March 30, 1993 in Lech, Austria. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Harry Sledging, In Lech, Austria, With His Brother Prince William, On An Annual Ski Holiday With Their Mother, The Princess Of Wales. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 26: Diana, Princess Of Wales, Arriving With Prince William At Zurich Airport For A Ski-ing Holiday In Lech, Austria. They Are Accompanied By Bodyguard Ken Wharfe. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William And Prince Harry Sledging, In Lech, Austria, On An Annual Ski Holiday With Their Mother, The Princess Of Wales. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
AUSTRIA - MARCH 30: (FILE PHOTO) Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry head for the slopes during their skiing holiday in March, 1992 in Austria. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 27: Prince William during a skiing holiday with his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, who at the time was undergoing her break up from Prince Charles, on March 27, 1992 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - MARCH 27: Prince Harry And Prince William On Skiing Holiday In Lech, Austria. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William throwing a snowball towards the camera while dressed for skiing duing a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, 10 April 1991. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana Princess Of Wales, Prince William, And Prince Harry, Skiing In Lech, Austria. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LECH, AUSTRIA - APRIL 10: Princess Diana With Princes William & Harry Skiing In Lech, Austria (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 09: The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson), Princess Diana And Prince Charles On Holiday In Klosters. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
(From left to Right) Prince Charles, Princess Diana, The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and The Duke of York Prince Andrew posing for photographers on their skiing holiday at the Swiss resort of Klosters. Wednesday 17th February 1987. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Prince Charles With Princess Diana On A Ski-ing Holiday Together. The Princess Is Wearing A Red 'head' Ski Suit And A Headband And She Is Holding A Pair Of 'dynamic' Skis. The Prince Is Wearing A Blue Ski Suit And Carrying A Pair Of 'k2' Skis. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 06: The Prince and Princess of Wales on a skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN - JANUARY 24: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales teasing each other during a skiing holiday in Liechtenstein. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) and Prince Charles on a skiing holiday in Malbun, Liechtenstein, January 1985. The princess is wearing a Head ski suit. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
VADUZ - JANUARY 9: Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles pose for a photocall on January 9, 1984 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, at the start of their skiing holiday. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 23: Prince Charles Skiing In, Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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