Princess Charlotte is utterly adorable in the new royal family Christmas card

Princess Charlotte

Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have just shared the photo that winged its way out into the world via the royal Christmas card. It’s highly likely that two-year-old Princess Charlotte could not look any cuter! 

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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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Say cheese!

Following a long-held tradition which makes it near-impossible for everyone in a family photo to be smiling at the very same time, a mischievous George appears poised to run out of the shot and Charlotte sports a bemused expression that could best be described as “Muppet mouth”.

Expectant royal parents Kate and William are either gritting their teeth OR smiling in the photo, we are not sure which, but we ARE sure that this photo is all of us. What we might be lacking in royal bloodline, we make up for in similar under-the-breath requests to “stay put” and gentle-yet-menacing hands on shoulders of four-year-olds who are threatening to go AWOL or have a complete meltdown.

It’s every family portrait, royal style, just missing a crying baby, a sprinkle of red-eye and someone with their eyes shut, to fully seal the deal.

Charlotte to start nursery school in January

The shot, which was taken by Getty’s Chris Jackson mid-way through the year, popped up on the Kensington Palace Instagram account overnight, much to the delight of royal enthusiasts.

It was accompanied by the news that Princess Charlotte will start school in January, at Kensington’s Willcocks Nursery School.

The Palace wrote:

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.”

First bouquet 

Chris shared the same shot on his own Instagram, and a bonus snap of little Princess Charlotte receiving her first bouquet.

“It was announced today that Princess Charlotte will start in January at Willcocks Nursery School,” Chris posted. “A good excuse to post this sweet picture of her receiving her first bouquet of flowers as she arrived into Berlin Airport during a Royal tour in July.”

It really is a sweet snap and we are so glad Chris was charged with the task of capturing the royals, because he manages it in very relatable and cheeky style.

Prince William and Duchess Kate are expecting their third child in April next year, a month before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed.

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