The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released their annual Christmas card featuring the young family as a foursome for the last time.
The picture features Prince William and Kate Middleton, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte standing in front of their parents in an adorable family photo at their home at Kensington Palace.
It comes the same day Charlotte, 2, was announced to be starting nursery school early next year.
The image, which was snapped by royal photographer Chris Jackson on George’s fourth birthday in July, coordinates the royal fab four in blue ensembles.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph was taken earlier this year by @ChrisJack_Getty at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/p8jm6zDfl0
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 18, 2017
Kate is captured in a Catherine Walker suit that she’s worn on multiple occasions, while her son committed to his personal brand by championing a formal short.
The snap is likely the last official photo we will see of the family as a foursome, with William and Kate expecting their third child in April.
“Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year,” Jackson wrote alongside the photo on Instagram. “Merry Christmas!”
Kensington Palace also on Monday announced Charlotte, who turns 3 in May, will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London in January.
School officials released a statement expressing how “delighted” they were with the decision.
“We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January,” they said.
Prince George started nursery school when he was 2. However, he attended a Montessori-style program in Norfolk, located about 170 kilometres north of London, where the family lived during Prince William’s role as a helicopter pilot for an air ambulance company.
In 2016, the royal family shared a shot from their first overseas tour to Canada as a foursome for the holiday season.
A lovely royal surprise arrived today! This photo taken by Chris Jackson in Victoria, BC was used as The #Cambridges' Christmas / thank you card. Absolutely adore George & Charlotte! 💋 #royalmail #postcard #PrinceWilliam #DukeofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge #Kate #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #KensingtonPalace #igerslondon #twitter
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