Hollie RichardsonRoyals around the world love Christmas, so take a look at some of the most festive moments by the Queen, Prince Harry, Princess Mette-Marit and Kate Middleton.
Christmas is just around the corner, and who better to get us in the festive spirit than the royals? From little Prince George sucking on a candy cane, to Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wearing traditional costume, andPrince Williambuilding his very own gingerbread house - royals around the world love celebrating this very special time of year. And who can forget how delighted Prince Charles looks each time he meets Santa Claus? For Meghan Markle, this year marks her first year as Duchess of Sussex with Prince Harry. Next year, the Sussexes will celebrate with their first child after its arrival in spring - how exciting!
To kick off the festive fun, the incredible photograph above shows Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip admiring their decorated Christmas tree during the filming of a television special about life in the British royal family in 1969. Wouldn't it make the perfect Christmas card?
The Duchess of Cambridge helped children pick out the perfect Christmas tree as she visited a farm in Buckinghamshire, in December 2019, in connection with her new patronage Family Action. Kate also wore a themed festive ensemble consisting of a red Perfect Moment puffer jacket, a green jumper and jeans.
The Queen posed in front of the fantastic Christmas tree in Buckingham Palace after recording her Christmas message in 2017.
The Queen laughed with fashion designer Zandra Rhodes while they both admired Christmas decorations on the tree in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in 1998.
Kate helped to wrap Christmas presents during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party on December 15, 2015 in London.
The Duke of Cambridge decorated a gingerbread house at a Christmas party for the charity 'The Mix' in London in December 2016
Prince Harry posed with a hilarious Christmas hat (complete with pigtails) and a mini Christmas tree as he stood outside his tent at Camp Bastion on December 12, 2012 in Afghanistan.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed their candy canes after Christmas Day service at St. Marks Church on December 25, 2016.
The Prince of Wales looked delighted to meet Father Christmas during a visit to Castell Coch to learn about the castle's history, refurbishment and programme of community activities on December 8, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.
The Duchess of Cornwall decorates the Clarence House Christmas tree with the help of underprivileged children from the London Taxi Driver's Fund in 2006.
Camilla switched on the Christmas lights in Bath in 2010 with a very special guest... Santa!
The Duchess Of York posed with presenst at the at Annual Motor Neurone Disease Christmas Luncheon in 2002.
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Christmas gala concert for the best school band on December 14, 2017 and made a very special festive friend indeed.
It doesn't get much more festive than this. King Harald, Prince Marius Borg Hoiby, Princess Mette-Marit, Prince Sverre Magnus, Prince Haakon, Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended a Christmas photo session at the Royal Palace in Oslo, 2014. Mette-Marit looked amazing in traditional attire.
Prince Jacques of Monaco met a snowman mascot at the annual Christmas gifts distribution at Monaco Palace in December 2016.
Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Christmas gifts distribution at the Palace on in Monte-Carlo in 2013, where she gave out presents to Santa'a little helpers.
Norway's Princess Ingrid Alexandra and her parents Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit decorated a Christmas tree during a Christmas photo session at the Royal Palace in Oslo in 2017.
Norway's Prince Sverre Magnus and Princess Ingrid Alexandra posed during a Christmas photo session at Skaugum, the residence of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway, in 2015
King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden watched a young Princess Victoria celebrate Christmas at the Royal Palace of Sweden in 1978.
How adorable is this photo of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden with their baby son Prince Carl Philip in December 1979?