Each December, we share Christmas traditions such as exchanging presents, and spending time together. For many, an important part of the season is sharing their family’s joy through heartwarming portraits. The British Royal family is no exception. Their annual royal Xmas card tradition has spread smiles around the world year after year.
A week before Christmas, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were “pleased to share a new photograph of their family.”
The 2017 royal Xmas card is a more traditional family portrait as compared to the one last year
The Royal Family Christmas Card 2017 (photo: Chris Jackson twitter)
“Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year,” photographer Chris Jackson wrote in a tweet. “Merry Christmas!”
Charmingly coordinated in hues of blue, this royal Xmas portrait is quite different from last year’s more candid shot. The previous year’s card showed the royal family in Victoria, British Columbia, and was taken by the same photographer. But it’s certainly just as endearing!
It’s even more adorable to think that next year, there will be five of them in the Holiday card, as Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third child sometime in 2018.
There’s no doubt that it will be an even more festive Yuletide celebration this year at Kensington Palace. The Royals will welcome another addition to their family, Prince Harry’s fiancée, Meghan Markle.
Over the years, the royals have spread holiday cheer through some memorable Xmas cards. Here’s a look back at some of the best ones!
Who could forget when Princess Diana and Prince Charles heralded the arrival of their firstborn, William?
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Christmas Card in 1982 (screenshot: Youtube)
Two years later, in 1884, they welcomed a red-haired little prince, their youngest Harry!
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Christmas Card in 1984 with Prince William and baby Prince Harry (screenshot: Youtube)
Remember when a young Harry and William looked both brooding and adorable in a black and white Christmas portrait?
Picture of young Prince William and Prince Harry (photo: pinterest)
Other royals are getting into the holiday spirit.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel sent out a portrait of their family having fun in the snow!
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden with their children (photo: pinterest)
Last year, we were treated to the simple royal Xmas card of the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Don Sofia.
Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Don Sofia (photo: pinterest)
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