William and Kate release touching family Christmas card - 'So in love'

It comes ahead of the latest Harry & Meghan Netflix episodes, which air on Thursday

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The Prince and Princess of Wales have released their official Christmas card image showing the family walking hand-in-hand through the Norfolk countryside.

William and Kate were photographed with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on a sunny day earlier this year.

The Royal Family pictured in Norfolk in 2018
The Royal Family pictured in Norfolk in 2018

The five royals can be seen strolling along a path with the prince holding the hand of future king George at one end, while at the other the princess holds Louis’ hand, with Charlotte in the middle holding hands with her brothers.

The royal children are dressed for a day out exploring the countryside wearing short sleeve tops and shorts while their parents are casually dressed.

The moment was captured by photographer Matt Porteous who has taken Christmas pictures for the couple a number of times, most recently in 2020, and taken images to mark significant moments in the royal couple’s life.

Porteous is also a wedding photographer and was reportedly commissioned to photograph singer Ellie Goulding’s 2019 wedding to Caspar Jopling.

Christmas images used to decorate official festive cards are regularly released by senior members of the royal family with the cards sent to friends, family and colleagues.

The King and Queen Consort released their Christmas card image at the weekend.

The photograph of the couple was taken by photographer Sam Hussein during the Scottish Highland Braemar Games in September, a few days before the Queen died.

It comes the day before Netflix release three new episodes from the Harry & Meghan series, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex set to target the new Prince of Wales in the docuseries.

The Duke of Sussex has claimed in a new trailer for part two of Harry & Meghan that people were “happy to lie” to protect his brother, the Prince of Wales.

William and Harry pictured meeting Father Christmas in 1990
William and Harry pictured meeting Father Christmas in 1990

The next episodes of the duke and duchess’s six-part Netflix series, which will air on Thursday morning, are set to explore their decision to step away from royal duties and make a life in America.

Meghan and Harry also address their relationship with the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rift that has opened since their move to the US.

The duchess tells the camera: “I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves.”

While an image of Buckingham Palace is shown, Harry adds: “They were happy to lie to protect my brother (William).

“They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.”

It is unclear who the duke is referring to as “they”.