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By Ree Hines

Royal watchers have seen plenty of pictures of the family lately, from Duchess Kate's underwater adventures to Prince Charles' great reactions to sweet shots of the youngest members.

But a new series of royal portraits show Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and others as we've never seen them before.

Queen Elizabeth - 2015 photo portrait by Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas for the photo series 'The Queen’s People'
Queen Elizabeth - 2015 photo portrait by Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas for the photo series 'The Queen’s People.'Hugo Rittson Thomas / Theresa Simon & Partners

The striking images, taken by British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, show members of the royal household from several angles at once, decked out in formal garb and set against a stark black backdrop.

The photos are part of an exhibit called "The Queen's People."

Prince William - 2015 photo portrait by Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas for the photo series 'The Queen’s People'
Prince William - 2015 photo portrait by Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas for the photo series 'The Queen’s People.'Hugo Rittson Thomas / Theresa Simon & Partners

"Unlike anything that’s been done before, the subjects were placed in a corner of mirrors, and positioned in a way that reflects multiple angles and views of their dress all at once," reads a description from Eleven Fine Art, the museum that will host the exhibit starting Aug. 19.

"It was a privilege to photograph Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family and to blend the history and traditions of Royal life with a modern photographic style," Thomas explained in a statement. "I hope people will enjoy seeing these photographs as much as I enjoyed making them."

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall portrait - The Royal Household Release Royal Portraits By British Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas
UNSPECIFIED - 02 JUNE: NO SALES. This image may be used free of charge for the first 48 hours. It is also available free on a one use only basis to periodicals until 30 August. Thereafter, copyright will revert to the relevant Royal Households, where requests for use should be directed.) In this handout provided by Royal Household, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall poses for a portrait taken by British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas with a technique that involves the use of a mirror to show each sitter from all four sides (front, back and both profiles) on June 02, 2015. The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing formal attire, designed by Bruce Oldfield, as previously worn on the occasion of her speech at The Royal Academy of Arts for the Academy's Annual Dinner in celebration of the Summer Exhibition. The sash and Honours are the Dame Grand Cross of the Victorian Order as presented to Her RH by HM The Queen. The brooch is The Queen's family Order and was given to Her RH on her 60th Birthday. All other pieces of jewellery are private family pieces. The pictures form part of an exhibition which will open later this month at Eleven Fine Art, in Pimlico, London, which features other pictures taken of individuals with Royal Appointments. (Photo by Hugo Rittson Thomas/Royal Household via Getty Images)Hugo Rittson Thomas / Royal Household via Getty Images

The Queen is pictured wearing a crimson dress by designer Angela Kelly, her personal dresser. William is seen in his long black Irish Guards frockcoat. A photo of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, shows her wearing a floor-length gown by Bruce Oldfield.

You can visit Majesty magazine's Facebook page to browse dozens of other photos from the series, including shots of pipers, pikemen and others who work for and with the royals.

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