The photograph released Friday features Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace and carries a Christmas message along with it.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have released a new photograph of their young family.
The photograph was taken in late October and shows The Duke and Duchess with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken by photographer Chris Jelf.
Mr Jelf said he “thoroughly enjoyed” photographing the royals:
I thoroughly enjoyed photographing a very lovely family, although you have to be sharp as you don’t have long when there are two young children involved! I hope everyone enjoys this photo and I am honoured that The Duke and Duchess have decided to share it with the public.
– CHRIS JELF
In a statement, the Duke and Duchess said they are “hugely appreciative” of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.