Prince Charles and Camilla Release 2018 Christmas Card

Royal Christmas card. NOT FOR USE AFTER JANJUARY 31st 2019. The photo, taken by Hugo Burnand in the grounds of Clarence House, which is inside the 2018 Christmas card of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Issue date: Friday December 14. See PA story ROYAL Cards. Photo credit should read: Hugo Burnand/PA Wire URN:40220940 (Press Association via AP Images)
The photo, taken by Hugo Burnand in the grounds of Clarence House, which is inside the 2018 Christmas card of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Issue date: Friday December 14. Photo credit should read: Hugo Burnand/PA Wire (Press Association via AP Images)

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