It’s officially the holidays for the Cambridge family, who delighted royal fans the world over with their most charming and casual Christmas card photo ever! Kensington Palace released the stunning shot of Prince William, Duchess Kate and their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – rocking their best laid-back attire and the brightest of smiles.
Taking to social media to share the snap, the palace wrote: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year." Many will remember that Matt was also the mastermind behind Prince Louis’ christening portraits and Prince George’s fifth birthday snaps!
The kids certainly stole the show in this one! From baby Prince Louis’ adorable grin to Princess Charlotte’s sweet smile and Prince George’s goofy stance, fans were delighted to see that even royal kids don’t always sit still for the camera. Coordinating in denim and autumnal tones, Kate and her children matched in festive sweaters with a collared shirt underneath, while Prince William wore a checked button-up with the top button undone.
The countdown has begun for Christmas eve, and we imagine the Cambridge kids are over the moon with excitement to be celebrating Prince Louis’ first holiday season together – and, of course, presents under the tree! Members of the Royal Family are likely to pop by Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty’s annual pre-Christmas lunch, possibly joined by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will be ringing in their first Christmas as a married couple.
The holiday season is the perfect time for the family to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation before royal duties pick up again in January. The family is set to gather at Sandringham for a Christmas Day service, likely joined by Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, who must be so excited to be becoming a first-time grandmother in the spring!