A new photograph taken by the Duchess of Cambridge has been released on Christmas Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge delighted royal fans as they released a new family photo to wish their social media followers a Happy Christmas. Duchess of Cambridge, who was not featured in the snap, showed off her skills behind the camera again.
Kate captured monochrome photo shows the Duke of Cambridge kissing their youngest child Louis on the cheek, while Charlotte and George look towards the camera. Princess Charlotte also appears to be holding on to her younger brother as she stands behind him, while Prince George sits next to them in a chair as he cheekily smirks at the camera.
The monochrome image was taken by the Kate in the garden at the couple’s country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk in spring.
The new family portrait comes after Cambridge’s Christmas card photo was posted on Twitter by one recipient last week. Mom Kate can be seen holding on to the handlebars of a vintage khaki-coloured motorbike, while dad William sits on the seat with a bemused Prince Louis, on his lap.
Princess Charlotte is photographed standing in the sidecar next to them, while Prince George, clad in a pair of red and blue checked shorts, appears to be rubbing his ear at the back of the shot.
A history of art graduate, the duchess has previously been praised for her photographic portraits of her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Kensington Palace has often published photos taken by Kate to mark milestones in her children’s lives, such as birthdays and first days at nursery.
The duchess began the tradition in 2015 when she took the first official portraits of Princess Charlotte, rather than hiring a photographer.