Kensington Palace just released a new photo of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids, which will be featured in their Christmas card this year. The image, taken by Matt Porteous, shows the royal family of five in a sweet autumnal portrait, dressed casually and posing by a tree together.
As expected, the real stars of the photo are the royal brood: Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, seven months. The eldest Cambridge sibling—dressed in a sweater, blue pants, and little wellies—goofily poses on a tree branch while holding onto his dad’s shoulders.
Princess Charlotte smiles slyly while standing between her parents in a blue knit sweater, dark blue skirt, and boots. Meanwhile, Prince Louis looks cute as a button in his mother’s arms, wearing a light blue sweater, navy bloomers, tights, and tiny shoes.
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This also marks a rare sighting for Louis, as he’s been fairly out of the spotlight since he was born in April. He’s only made two major public appearances: leaving the hospital on the day of his birth and at his christening in July. His other cameos since then have been through official portraits, like those released from his baptism and on his grandfather Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.
This year’s Cambridge Christmas card photo is a lot more casual than last year’s, where the family of four dressed in more formal, matching blue outfits at Kensington Palace.
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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."
In 2016, the family didn’t even pose for an official portrait, and used a pool photofrom their royal tour of Canada instead.
Happy holidays from the Cambridges!
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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