Perfect for a Christmas card! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte all posed for a family picture taken by royal photographer Chris Jelf. The royal family will be sending this picture out as their family holiday card and it looks so normal! The Kensington Palace released the photo on Instagram captioning the photo, "A new family photo – Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte".
The Palace also released a formal statement on behalf of the family, "The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four."
Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William have been very good about keeping their followers connected to their lives. They post photos of their family, especially the children. For the Royal Family, it's a slight oddity that there is so much transparency but many believe the reason behind it is because the Duchess was a commoner prior to her marriage to Prince William. She's known a very ordinary and public lifestyle so going into the private sphere has probably created new influences of having the royal family members stay more open. Rumors swirl every once in awhile that the Duchess and Queen Elizabeth don't always see eye to eye on policy but many people think the Duchess is bringing a refreshing influence to the monarchy.
What do you think of the new family photo?