Another Striking Royal Christmas Portrait Unveiled Just Days After Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Reveal Theirs

The photo features Prince Edward and Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh

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Kate Middleton, 41, and Prince William, 41, were the first members of the British royal family to release their Christmas card for 2023. Next came King Charles, 75, and Queen Camilla, 76, who shared their festive greeting on the Instagram page dedicated to the royal family. And Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan Markle, 42, were next in line

And now, the royal holiday portrait reveals continue with Prince Edward, 59, and Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, 58, who just released their annual Christmas card. The holiday greeting was shared via the Daily Mail on December 18.

The striking portrait featured in the card was apparently taken during the couple’s trip to Edinburgh back in March. (It was also the day the pair received their new titles.) In it, the royals are smiling widely while enjoying a performance by the Ukrainian choir at the City Chambers.

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For the occasion, per Hello! Magazine, the Duchess of Edinburgh donned a teal Roksanda ‘Adele’ dress, featuring puffed sleeves and an A-line skirt. In contrast, Edward sported a navy blue striped suit, a white collared shirt and a pink tie covered in white polka dots. 

And written inside the card is a greeting that says, “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Edward, Sophie, Louise and James.” Louise, 20, and James, 16, of course, are the royal couple’s two children.

As we mentioned, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled their seasonal greeting for 2023 just last week. The card (released via their Archewell organization) only features the royal couple, who are seen clapping at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Invictus Games, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Similar to last year, the pair’s two children—Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2—are missing from the portrait. The card reads, “We wish you a very happy holiday season. Thanks for all the support in 2023!”

Clearly, there are plenty of royal holiday greetings to go around.

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