In a year filled with challenges, the Royal Family has once again warmed the hearts of fans across the globe with the release of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ enchanting Christmas card.
The recently released photo, taken by Josh Shinner earlier this year, shows the couple posing with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
The family of five is dressed in matching button-down shirts. Kate and Charlotte wear jeans, while William, George, and Louis coordinate in dark pants. Charlotte and Louis sport matching canvas sneakers. The picture is completed with William and Kate each with an arm around their sons, and Charlotte taking centre stage in a chair.
“Our family Christmas card for 2023,” the Prince and Princess wrote.
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Social media platforms erupted with enthusiasm as fans and admirers rushed to express their delight over the Royal Family’s choice of imagery.
“Such a beautiful picture of a beautiful family!! I love everyone’s matching outfits, the smiles.. just everything. Thank you, Your Royal Highnesses, for this wonderful surprise and for allowing us to see your adorable kids grow uo before our eyes! We love you guys,” one royal fan wrote.
“Great family photo, can’t get over how quickly the children are growing up.”
“Captivating elegance in this black-and-white portrait, capturing the essence of a modern royal family filled with joy and love. Beautiful moment, Your Royal Highnesses!”
“Absolutely beautiful family! The future of the royal family is in good hands,” commented another.
“Beautiful Christmas card of a Beautiful Family. Thank you Your Royal Highnesses for sharing it with us every year.”
The new photo will no doubt serve as a welcome distraction for the Royal Family who have been forced to contend with their fair share of challenges recently, particularly following the release of Omid Scobie’s new book Endgame.
Among the revelations, Scobie claimed that he knew the identity of the two royals who made comments about the race of Prince Archie. He claims that letters were exchanged after the reveal between Markle and the now King Charles that revealed their identities.
King Charles was reportedly horrified and made an attempt to resolve the situation. In Scobie’s view, this is the reason why there is still some contact between Prince Harry and his family despite their relationship remaining strained.
Scobie did not reveal their identities in the book due to fear of legal reprisal. The initial copies of the Dutch translation had to be pulled from shelves and destroyed because the names of the wrong people were somehow inserted into the book in that section.
The book also claims that the late Queen Elizabeth was sceptical of King Charles’s ability to lead. To this end, she hired the former MI5 chief Andrew Parker to serve as her new Lord Chamberlain to help in the transition between rulers. King Charles is reportedly more concerned with living a lavish lifestyle than ruling, which is a sentiment that has been echoed by others close to the family in the past.
The disgraced Prince Andrew also came under fire. Scobie claims that it was Prince William who was instrumental in having Prince Andrew’s titles and duties stripped after Prince Andrew’s close association with Jeffrey Epstein was revealed.