After a one year break, due to the pandemic, the Queen is reportedly hosting the Cambridges and other royals at Sandringham for Christmas this year. However, while this isn’t yet confirmed what we can look forward to is the royal annual family Christmas card photos.
The Duke and Duchess are among those who usually release a new family portrait for Christmas, as are the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Being a keen photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge does usually take official photographs of her children for special occasions, such as birthdays and the first days of school. However, she can’t take photographs of herself.
Last year the official portrait, taken by photographer Matt Porteous, showed William and Kate along with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis looking rather relaxed at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
Dressed casually and posing on hay bales, it seems that the children were busy playing outside as Charlotte and Louis both sported muddy knees in the photo.
The 2019 photograph was shared by one of Kate’s patronages online, they posed around a vintage motorbike and sidecar, showing a dungaree-clad Louis on his charming dad William’s lap and a beaming Kate holding onto the motorbike.
And finally, 2018 takes us back to their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. The smiling family of five is situated on a tree log, with then seven-month-old Louis giggling in Kate’s arms. While the elder siblings George and Charlotte leaned on their father William as they stood on the log.