Prince William and Kate Middleton release family Christmas card

The wait is over! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, posted their annual Christmas photo on Friday morning – and commentators were quick to sing her praises.

“Delighted to share a new image of the family, which is on this year’s Christmas card,” the official Instagram of the Duke and Duchess captioned the photo featuring William and Middleton with their children – Prince George, 8, 6 – Old Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, 3.

The family clearly decided to break away from their typical button-down Christmas outfit and instead opted to go more casual – with William wearing a brown collared shirt with khaki shorts, Middleton in a long dark green summer dress, George in a camouflage shirt and khaki shorts, Charlotte in a blue checked dress and Louis in a striped collar shirt and khaki shorts.

The photo received a wave of positive feedback, with many commentators sending the family their best wishes and blessings.

“Beyond the precious! a commentator wrote. “So much love and joy in this photo. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

“Adorable photo! Children grow up so fast, “said one follower, adding another:” How fabulous! I love it and I also love seeing you all as a family. Keep up with all your amazing work and show how it needs to be done.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, your children Princess Charlotte, she is beautiful and Prince George and Louis, [they are] beautiful boys, ”wrote one commentator. “I wish you happy holidays and a happy new year. I pray for the royal families.

Thankfully, the release of this year’s family photo appears to be a lot less dramatic than that of last year, when the Royal Family’s Christmas photo ended up leaking to the press days before its release.

In the 2020 photo, the family are wearing their cozy winter sweaters, a change from the 2019 photo, which was taken earlier that year in August, creating a summery vibe for the holiday season.

The 2018 family card featured another casual look, but not as cold as this year as they donned blue and green ensembles while enjoying the outdoors in their country home. Meanwhile, the 2017 card, taken before Prince Louis was born, was much more traditional, featuring William, Kate, George and Charlotte in business-style outfits – all matched in blue.

Take a look at some of the royal Christmas cards over the years:

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