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Christmas came early, you guys! We’ve just received a proclamation from Kensington Palace and Clarence House that the royals’ Christmas cards have arrived in the post, and we can’t believe how fast George and Char are growing. Kensington Palace released the Cambridges’ and Sussexes’ Christmas cards, and Clarence House released the Cornwalls’ Christmas card. And we have so many things to discuss…

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (3), Prince Louis (7 months)

These cards are a serious departure from the poised portraits of last year. Even little Louis has gotten so big! And can we talk about George's pose? Very sporty with those Hunter boots, your highness. Charlotte is the spitting image of a young Diana and has already nailed the close-mouth smile (*jealous*).

The caption reads: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

And here's the never-before-seen photo from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding reception in May that was also shot at their new home of Frogmore Cottage (double whammy on capturing life's milestones).

The caption reads, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May. The photograph, which was taken by photographer Chris Allerton, features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year."

While we're sorta scratching our heads that their backs are to the camera (how artsy, we guess?), we love the break from royal tradition with the black-and-white silhouette effect (and the deeper meaning of it all). Just wish we could get more baby bump pics, but so be it. (And we cannot wait for next year's...)

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Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles

Last, but certainly not least, the Cornwalls' Christmas card. Clarence House Instagram account wrote, "Here is a closer look at the photograph that featured on The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card this year.
The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer."

Prince Charles and Camilla look like they're in mid-convo, but we sorta love it (and props to showing off your power-pose, Camilla). The royals' cards have seriously pushed the (literal) envelope this year, you guys.

Just one question: When do we get to see Gan-Gan's (sorry, Queen Elizabeth's) cards?

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