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Prince George pictured making Christmas pudding with the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has released new photographs of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George.

The four royals are pictured preparing Christmas puddings inside the Buckingham Palace as part of a initiative to support the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

The initiative, Together at Christmas, is designed to offer additional support to veteran communities through festive events that will take place across the Royal British Legion’s network of outreach centres.

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In the photographs, taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson, Prince George is captured stirring a mixture for Christmas pudding alongside his father, grandfather and great grandmother, who each have their own baking bowls as well.

Buckingham Palace said the four generations of the Royal Family represented a cross-section of all those who may be supported by the Legion, including children of service personnel and to Second World War veterans.

In another photograph, the royals stand alongside a group of veterans supported by the charity who are also a mix of ages.

Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George, alongside (left to right) veterans Liam Young, Colin Hughes, Alex Cavaliere, Barbra Hurman and Lisa Evans, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, London. (PA/Chris Jackson)

The puddings themselves will be used as the centrepieces of the Legion's events next year’s events.

They will then be four of the 99 puddings to be distributed across the charity’s network in the UK and the Commonwealth in honour of The Royal British Legion’s 99th year.   

Prince William, Prince George, the Queen and Prince Charles (PA/Chris Jackson)

The royals were filmed while they prepared the puddings, with footage set to be included in the Queen’s Christmas broadcast on Christmas Day.