The world has received its first 2018 Christmas gift in the form of the royal family Christmas cards.
On Friday morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, shared their Christmas card photos with the world. Though the couples are sending out separate cards to their friends, family, and well-wishers, they are both equally adorable and come with some seriously sweet touches.
First, let’s break down Harry and Meghan’s epic card.
According to Kensington Palace, the photo was taken during the couple’s wedding reception at Frogmore House in May. The photo, which was snapped by photographer Chris Allerton, also gives fans their best glimpse yet at Meghan’s second wedding dress designed by Stella McCartney. Both Harry and Meghan look incredibly relaxed — and in love — as fireworks light up the sky above.
Next, let’s take a peek at William and Kate’s.
Within hours of posting the photo, William and Kate’s family photo received more than one million likes. Though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look smashing in it, we have to believe all those likes came because of their three adorable children.
In the photo, social media users got a rare look at the couple’s youngest child, Prince Louis, who looked like the most adorable bundle of baby joy with his cherub-like cheeks on full display. In between the couple is Princess Charlotte, who gave the ultimate devious middle-child smile, while her elder brother Prince George jumped around his father. The photo, Kensington Palace noted, was taken by Matt Porteous.
And, not to be outdone by his children, Prince Charles and Camilla released their own holiday card. However, their card was not shared on Instagram by the official royal account. Instead, people caught a glimpse of it on Twitter, where Clarence House tweeted it.
Their photo was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer during Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations.
Now, if only we could get on their Christmas card mailing list...