It’s a very blue Christmas for the Royals! Prince William and Kate Middleton shared the new photograph of their family with the public. The lovely pic shows Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their parents wearing matching blue outfits and it is featured on the new royal Christmas card.
Getty photographer Chris Jackson was the one in charge of the family portrait. The photographer shot the pic earlier this year at Kensington Palace.
“Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year,” Jackson wrote on Twitter Monday. “Merry Christmas!”
Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year – Merry Christmas! Ô£ø√º√©√ë@gettyimages @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/5KDfIQg66Q
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) December 18, 2017
“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,” Kensington Palace said in a official statement on Monday, December 18.
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
The royal couple appears behind their kids for the portrait. Prince George, 4, adorably held onto one of Prince William’s fingers as 2-years-old Princess Charlotte, smiles while wearing a blue dress and hair bow.
For 2016’s Christmas card, the royals used a candid shot Jackson took during the royal tour of Canada; the children looked on in awe as they received balloon animals at the Government House in Victoria, British Columbia. Chris Jelf, meanwhile, was the photographer that shot their card in 2015.
In addition to sharing the 2017 Christmas card Monday, their Royal Highnesses also shared some pretty exciting news: following the holidays, Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London.
“We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte,” the school said in an official statement. “We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.” Prince George, meanwhile, goes to Thomas’s Battersea in London.
Next year’s Christmas card will show an expanded family of five. Prince William and Kate, who announced her pregnancy in September, will welcome their third child in April 2018.
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