It’s a very merry Christmas from Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall!
On Friday, the couple released their annual holiday card – a casual photo of Charles and Camilla casually chatting with each other on a wooden bench. Photographer Hugo Burnand captured the moment, in which Charles in dressed in a suit while Camilla wears a white dress and necklace featuring several strings of pearls, in the garden of Clarence House this summer.
The note reads, “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”
The sweet Christmas card caps off a momentous year. Charles, who is the longest-serving heir to the British throne, marked his milestone 70th birthday last month. In May, he welcomed a new daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, with her wedding to his younger son, Prince Harry.
And in April, there had been the joyful arrival of a third grandchild — Prince Louis, who was born on April 23 to proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton. The news that Meghan is expecting in the spring means a fourth grandchild is just around the corner.
Charles and Camilla have varied their card choices over the years. Last year, Charles and Camilla unveiled a Christmas card featuring a black-tie portrait taken at Camilla’s own 70th birthday celebration.
The year before, they chose a festive image taken at the Cultural Heritage Festival in Osijek, Croatia.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Simon Perry