The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released their annual family Christmas photo for the world to swoon over. And, like always, the foursome, donning similar outfits and smiles, are royally adorable.
We’re not sure this family could get any cuter… well, except in April, when they welcome Royal Baby #3. But, this picture of regal perfection will tide us over until the next wave of Royal fever takes over the world.
Four people. All of them dressed to impress. All of them looking at the camera. AND all of them smiling.
It’s a Christmas card miracle!
Kensington Palace released the official Christmas card photo overnight with the Duke and Duchess standing behind Prince George, 4 and Prince Charlotte, 2. They also made the grand announcement that Princess Charlotte will be attending prestigious Willcocks Nursery School in London in 2018. I know… they grow up TOO fast!
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."
As the world goes mad over the latest image and news, there’s a few things about the photo that we couldn’t help but notice.
No baby bump?
First of all, there’s no baby bump. That’s right. Kensington Palace admit that the photo isn’t a new one – it was taken “earlier in the year”, clearly before Kate was showing with her third pregnancy.
But even if it’s a few months old, it’s still a cute one. And, with the cool icy blue theme, it’s also perfectly suited for a wintery Christmas card.
A formal family affair
Secondly, it’s not shot outside. While not all of the past images of the royal family are taken outside, a lot were! For example, there’s that time the Duke and Duchess introduced Prince George to the world. Then there was that time the family took a ski vacation.
Princess Charlotte’s second birthday photos were also shot outside. And the Royals’ past Christmas card was also an outdoor affair.
This year the foursome are inside, in front of a beautiful light blue backdrop. Both kids look like little angels with their cheeky smiles, golden hair and blue outfits.
But even if it’s not outside or brand new, the picture is all sorts of perfect. Formal. Elegant. Beautiful. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the world’s favourite royal family. (Or second favourite, if you’re Team Mary of Tassie).
Looking for more royal news? Have a look at Kate’s third pregnancy, so far.
If you’re also expecting a little one in 2018, check out these regal baby names that you can bet on. Which one do you reckon the Duke and Duchess will choose for their third bundle of baby joy?