A never-before-seen picture of the Cambridges shows the happy family sitting on hay bales with a pile of wood behind them. This relaxed picture, shared by a royal fan group on Facebook, appears to have been included in Kate and Prince William‘s Christmas card for 2020.
The snap shows five-year-old Princess Charlotte looking straight into the camera lens with a cheeky smile while she sits on the Duchess of Cambridge’s lap.
Prince Louis, two, stands between the legs of his father Prince William while he laughs with his eyes almost closed in an expression of pure bliss.
And Prince George, who turned seven in July, smiles as he leans with one arm on his beloved dad.
In the picture, Kate and William smile as they sit close to one another.
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis steal the show in a new family picture of the Cambridges
This picture has not been released by Kensington Palace
This picture has not been released by Kensington Palace and it is not known when or where it was taken.
However, in it, every member of the Cambridges’ family wears a cosy winter jumper, leading to believe the photograph is fairly recent.
The card hasn’t been sent to an individual but is addressed “to all the amazing NHS staff”, the Daily Mirror wrote.
It bears the message: “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”
Prince Louis was spotted sucking his thumb
A royal fan account called Royalty101 – Past and Present, shared this card on Facebook, adding: “2020 Christmas Card of The Cambridge Family”.
Royal fans appeared to love the informal snap, as the post has gathered more than 1000 likes within hours.
One commented the picture saying: “Such a wonderful photo of the family.”
The little Cambridges sitting in the royal box
Princess Charlotte showed independence on the red carpet yesterday
Another said: “Kate and William have the most beautiful children.”
A third, referring to Prince Louis, added: “I just love that little one, always smiling”
Kate, Prince William and their children have spent several months this year at Anmer Hall, their Norfolk residence close to the Queen’s Sandringham House.
The family-of-five are known to have travelled to Norfolk following the closure of schools in late March, when the Prime Minister put in place the first national lockdown.
Prince Louis was born in April 2018
While in Norfolk, Kate took several pictures of her children and husband, released by Kensington Palace over the months to mark key events such as birthdays and Father’s Day.
The family usually stay in their second home during school breaks and the Christmas period.
This picture emerged after Kate and Prince William took their three children to the London Palladium, where Julian Clary and Elaine Page carried out a special performance for key workers.
The little Cambridges were filmed walking on a red carpet for the first time, with Princess Charlotte stealing the show when she refused to hold her father’s hand to walk independently.
The children and Kate remained in the royal box when the Duke of Cambridge took the centre stage to thank key workers for their continuous efforts during the pandemic.
Kate and Prince William walking down the red carpet of the London Palladium with their children
But Prince William also paid tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor, who died on Thursday night in a London care home.
He said: “Before I go on, I want to pause and pay tribute to a true national treasure, Dame Barbara Windsor, who so sadly passed away last night.
“She was a giant of the entertainment world, and of course a legend on pantomime stages across the country including here at the London Palladium.
“And I know we’ll all miss her hugely.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK