Well, well, well, what do we have here? It’s this year’s annual Royal Christmas card, leaked online by a keen Instagrammer, and too adorable not to share. After all, is it even Christmas without a sneak peek into the beautiful lives of the Cambridge family? We think not!

In true royal fashion, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent an adorable family pic to their nearest and dearest. This is a tradition that spans back for decades and decades (see below).

Usually, the royals share their Christmas card with the public through their social media channels, but it’s almost Christmas-time and we are yet to see the Christmas pic.

Until now.

Oops. This photo didn’t stay secret for long. Photo: @BenjaminWaring

 

Royals in blue

Instagrammer  @duchess.dairies reported the Duchess of Cambridge sent this card to the Royal Air Force Cadets. In the photo the fivesome all don shades of blue and pose on a motorbike and sidecar. It’s anything but traditional and we absolutely adore it.

Here’s another close-up look of the lovely shot courtesy of Benjamin Wareing. From the lightweight clothing, we’re guessing the pic was taken a few months ago as it’s far too chilly in England this time of year to be posing without jumpers.

 

The Cambridge Household family Christmas card this year features The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George on a motorbike and sidecar

A royal Christmas card tradition

Every year, since 1914, the royal family has released a Christmas card. We’ve gotten a glimpse into some of the ones of the past, including a few goodies from Prince William’s and Harry’s childhood. So let’s take a trip down royal memory lane, shall we?

1982 – Prince William makes three

Young, happy and posing like it’s definitely the 80s! How pretty does Diana look!

1986 – A very merry fivesome

Prince Harry and the family Jack Russell join the Christmas card. Shout out to the boys’ matching red short slacks and sweater vests.

2013 – More sweaters, more sweetness

Keeping up with the sweater tradition, the next-gen of royal sweetness came out in full force with this adorable pic of bubba Princess Charlotte and toddler Prince George. Haven’t they grown!

2015 – Hello from Harry

In 2015 Prince Harry shared a Christmas card of him looking super fine kited out in army gear.

2017 – Back to tradition

In 2017 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stuck to a more formal photo, all dressed in blue and posing for the camera.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

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2018 – Another Prince, another cute pic

Another Christmas, another picture of serious sweater goals, this time to royals are back the bush and looking royally rugged indeed. This was Prince Louis’ first Christma card appearance and isn’t he an absolute cherub?

2018 – Harry and Meghan

Last year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their own super sweet take on the Christmas card with a throwback pic to their wedding.

So far we haven’t seen this years’ Christmas card featuring the latest addition to the Sussex clan – Archie Harrison. But we’re (im)patiently waiting for it…

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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