Prince Louis steals the show as William and Kate release their festive greeting card – while Harry and Meghan reveal unseen wedding photo on their card

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William and Kate have opted for an autumnal photo with their children on a tree trunk at Anmer Hall
Duke and Duchess of Sussex share new photo from evening wedding reception in Windsor in May
Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall photos shows them on a bench in Clarence House garden
New photos of each couple have been released 11 days ahead of Christmas for their cards this year

William and Kate have opted for an informal autumnal photo with their children on a tree trunk for their Christmas card, while Harry and Meghan chose an image showing them with their arms wrapped around each other’s waists on their wedding night.

Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982
Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982

With smiles all round, the Duchess of Cambridge cradles beaming baby Louis – who is now almost eight months old – as she rests against a tree trunk in woodland at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk with the Duke of Cambridge.

1 Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982
1 Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982

The photograph released by Kensington Palace showed Prince George finally getting to wear long trousers for the first time in an official portrait, and Princess Charlotte wearing a navy blue cardigan that belonged to George.

Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982 1
Prince Louis left is now almost eight months old and bears a strong resemblance to his mother Kate as a baby right in 1982 Photo (C) GETTY

Meanwhile the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the new photo from their evening wedding reception, showing them hand-in-hand as fireworks erupt in the grounds of Frogmore House, a 17th century royal residence in Windsor near Frogmore Cottage, where they will live from early next year.

In the Cambridges’ photo, three-year-old Charlotte stands on the trunk with her arms around her parents’ shoulders, while George, five, playfully holds on to his father as he stands one-legged in wellies on the trunk.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the new photo from their evening wedding reception showing them hand in hand as fireworks
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the new photo from their evening wedding reception showing them hand in hand as fireworks

Charlotte appears in the card wearing a navy blue cardigan that belonged to her five-year-old brother George.

The £48 knitted number by Fina Ejerique was seen on George in the family portrait released to celebrate his grandmother the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

We love Charles and Camillas Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES
We love Charles and Camillas Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES

Tomboy Charlotte also wore the cardigan in a sweet photo of her kissing newborn Prince Louis shortly after his birth this year. The button down top features a white nordic pattern around the neckline.

Meanwhile George finally got to wear long trousers for the first time in an official portrait. The youngster wore a pair of blue-grey chinos tucked into wellies for the snap, as he playfully leaned on one leg, holding his father William’s shoulder for support.

It was the first time George has worn long trousers for an official portrait, or even been seen in them publicly, aside from when he acted as a Page Boy for Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie’s weddings.

George and his fellow pageboys wore miniature versions of the Blues and Royals frockcoat, similar to the uniforms worn by Harry and William on the big day, complete with long trousers.

The new cards were released this morning, along with one from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in which the couple are pictured on a bench in their Clarence House garden gazing at each other.

Harry and Meghan were photographed by Chris Allerton on May 19, while William and Kate chose an autumn picture taken by Matt Porteous.

The Duchess of Cornwalls special link to Prince Louis in the royal Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES
The Duchess of Cornwalls special link to Prince Louis in the royal Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES

In Charles and Camilla’s card, the duchess is wearing a cream and crepe dress by Fiona Clare in the image.

In the Christmas photograph, the heir to the throne is wearing an Anderson and Sheppard suit, shoes by Crockett and Jones and a Turnbull and Asser shirt.

The message in the card reads: ‘Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.’

Kate Middleton Prince William and children surprise in jeans for adorable 2018 Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES 01
Kate Middleton Prince William and children surprise in jeans for adorable 2018 Christmas card Photo C GETTY IMAGES 01

The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand, who is used to working with members of the Royal Family as he took the wedding pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials in 2011 and Charles and Camilla’s big day in 2005.

Charles also asked the photographer to take the birthday image which marked his 60th year in 2008, and he has taken a portrait picture of the duchess. 

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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