While Christmas 2020 certainly looks different from years past, some traditions remain the same. The Royal Family is still sending out holiday cards, and this year’s iteration of the Cambridge family festive greeting has just arrived.
In their 2020 Christmas card, Prince William and Kate pose alongside their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. In the photo, the Royal kids, now ages seven, five and two, respectively, sit alongside their parents on a bale of hay.
The photographer Matt Porteous captured the group this autumn at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ Norfolk country home, where they stayed for much of the coronavirus lockdown. In the image, the Cambridges look cozy, sitting in front of firewood in coordinating outfits. Charlotte is perched on the Duchess’ lap, while George sits next to his father. Louis, meanwhile, is the eye-catcher in the centre, candidly laughing while clinging to Prince William’s leg.
In early December, William and Kate embarked on a three-day journey on the Royal Train, stopping in England, Scotland and Wales. The Duke and Duchess thanked individuals and groups who went above and beyond during the lockdown, while participating in festive holiday activities. They also recently took their three children to the London Palladium, making a surprise appearance at a traditional pantomime performance.
On Christmas Day itself, however, the Royals will stray from tradition. For the first time in decades, there won’t be a large gathering of Royals at Sandringham. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will spend Christmas in Windsor instead – luckily, the castle is decorated to the nines.