Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to appear in special family photo

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KATE and Prince William are set to release a new photo of themselves and their three children for their annual Christmas card.

Last year the family-of-five opted for a laid-back casual look.

The snap on their card showed William sitting on a vintage motorbike with little Louis propped up on his lap.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte playfully posed alongside their dad while Kate stood on the other side holding a handlebar.

The Queen placed a framed copy of the heartwarming photo on her desk when she delivered her televised annual Christmas speech.

In 2018 the family went for a country theme, with the parent sitting on a tree in a woodland surrounded by their tots.

William and Kate, well-known for their love of the great outdoors, dressed their children in woollen sweaters for the candid picture.

The couple have not yet revealed their plans to celebrate Christmas.

Under the Government’s “Christmas bubble” rules, up to three households can join together from December 23 to 27.

This effectively leaves the door open for the Cambridges to celebrate with the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as a third household – possible Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

But due to the fact the monarch, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, are in a high-risk Covid category, such a bubble may not be advisable by royal courtiers.

Another option for the Cambridges would be to form a bubble with Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton who live in a country mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

 

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The Queen is expected to travel to Sandringham for Christmas (Image: GETTY)

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The royal children are expected to resurface in a family photo for their Christmas card (Image: GETTY)

William and Kate opted to celebrate Christmas with the Middletons in 2016, which was significantly lower-key than the Queen’s festivities in Sandringham.

The Queen and Philip are expected to travel to Sandringham from Windsor Castle in the run up to Christmas, although a final decision has yet to be made.

The Queen likes to surround herself with close family members at Christmas and celebrate with a church service, lunch and a Boxing Day shoot.

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Royal residences (Image: EXPRESS)

While she has been forced to cancel a trip to church on Christmas morning, the monarch is understood to be planning on following many of her other traditions.

Palace officials are drawing up a detailed plan to ensure the monarch and the duke can celebrate in a comfortable manner.

A small team of advisers and servants would move from Windsor to the Norfolk estate with the Queen as part of her bubble.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George are attending school at Thomas’s Battersea (Image: GETTY)

A decision on where the Queen will spend Christmas is expected in early December.

Last year the monarch was joined at Sandringham by close relatives.

Prince Harry, Meghan and baby Archie were notably absent as they opted to spend Christmas on Vancouver Island.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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