There’s plenty to take in from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas card. Prince Charlotte looks just like the Queen’s mini-me. Prince George is still wearing shorts. And Kate is as stunning as ever.
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 was taken earlier this year by @ChrisJack_Getty at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/p8jm6zDfl0
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 18, 2017
But there’s another subtle detail that’s confusing well-wishers to no end. Upon closer inspection, it seems that Kate’s right arm has completely disappeared, and Twitter doesn’t know what to make of it.
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Where’s Kate’s right hand?! ? #KateMiddleton
— Kate M Cambridge (@KateMCambridge) December 18, 2017
Petition to recover Kate Middleton's lost arm https://t.co/n6zbTWooOQ
— Alex Taylor (@Tayloredword) December 18, 2017
— Sue Rose (@Rosebudlia) December 20, 2017
I love this photo – but it's bothering me. Where is Kate's other arm?? https://t.co/bB2I4Qp5Ia
— Jill Horbay (@JillHorbay) December 19, 2017
Even though there’s no sign of a finger, elbow, or even a shoulder, it’s unlikely Kensington Palace photoshopped the Duchess into oblivion. As Twitter user Kerry-Ann Whatley points out, the Duchess presumably put her arm behind her husband’s back and turned her body so she could stand closer to him. Mystery solved. (Although we wonder what body-language experts would say about that!)
It would be behind williams back , the stance is done to create togetherness not broad shoulders ?
— Kerry-Ann Whatley (@kerryann_cw) December 18, 2017
The portrait’s plain background hasn’t stopped other fans from getting creative with the royal Christmas card, however. Fans have started photoshopping the Cambridges into all sorts of scenarios — some festive and some just strange.
They’ve taken a walk (in their very formal clothes) in some snowy woods:
This is a little more festive. pic.twitter.com/RFMunKmG8c
— Richard Stanley (@grizzlygorrila) December 18, 2017
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They’ve gone behind the scenes of Netflix’s gangster crime drama Peaky Blinders:
— Isobels Dad. (@Isobelsdad) December 20, 2017
And they’ve even transformed into a crew of Teletubbies:
Some alternative backdrops for your consideration pic.twitter.com/GiiChdQiUW
— Ciara (@Ciara_Knight) December 18, 2017
One thing’s for certain: This adorable family looks good wherever they go.
(h/t The Sun)