Christmas came early for fans of the British Royal Family.
This morning on Monday, December 18, 2017, the Kensington Palace released a new family portrait of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Photographed by Chris Jackson, who serves as the royal photographer, the holiday photo depicts Prince William, Kate and children donned in outfits that each had a shade of egg-basket blue. Although the color and outfits don't look festive, the family unit's outfits look super stylish. Other news outlets believe the photo was taken in the summer when the Royal Family went to visit Poland in July.
Released on the Kensington Palace Instagram page, the photo was captioned: "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 shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace."
It went on to share where Princess Charlotte will be attending nursery school.
Newest Addition To The Royal Family
In early September, the royal couple announced they are expecting a third child. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," the statement said regarding Kate's third pregnancy.
On October 17, Kensington Palace confirmed via Twitter that the newest addition to the monarchy will be due in April 2018. No news yet on baby's gender.
Relish in the Royal Family's Christmas Picture, below:
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 shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."
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As for Prince Harry and his fianceé American-born Meghan Markle, it is said she was charming when attending Queen Elizabeth's Christmas staff party. Sources told The Daily Mail's Royal Correspondent Rebecca English that Harry looked so proud to have Meghan be his as she graced the Royal staff with her class and beauty.
#MeghanMarkle was a surprise guest at the Queen's annual staff Christmas party at Windsor Castle on Monday. One person who met her told me that she was 'charm personified'. 'She held out her hand & said 'Hi, I'm Meghan'. She was unbelievably beautiful and Harry looked so proud.' — Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 14, 2017