Prince William and Kate Middleton took to social media to share a brand new pic ahead of the 2021 holiday season. In the past few years, they have released annual Christmas photos, as well as snaps to commemorate birthdays and other important occasions. According to People, the latest image was taken while they were on a private vacation in Jordan this year.
Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card 🎄 pic.twitter.com/aHFIhSfVXx
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 10, 2021
The photograph showed the royals dressed in coordinating blues and greens in a new setting. Prince William was sitting in the snap and wore a khaki golfer and stone-colored shorts, while Prince George and Prince Louis wore similar outfits. The Cambridge ladies looked elegant in their long flowing dresses — khaki for Kate and a classic blue gingham frock for Princess Charlotte. The caption read, “Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card.”
Of course, the photo created a buzz and sparked conversation. A royal expert provided a different perspective on why Kate floods the media with snaps of her family. Camilla Tominey told The Telegraph (via the Daily Mail), “[T]here’s no market anymore because the Duchess comes out with her own family photos and they’re far more valuable to the press than images taken at a long lense.” She added, “That’s how The Cambridges are going to strike the balance, they’re going to give in order to receive a degree of privacy back.”