See The British Royal Family’s Christmas Cards Throughout The Years

Here are the most memorable ones.

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Every year, fans from around the world love to see the British royal family’s Christmas cards. Check out how the photos have evolved throughout the years, ahead.


In 1914, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandparents Queen Mary and King George V sent out their portraits — plus a sweet note with words of encouragement — to the British troops involved in World War I.Print Collector/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


The 1969 royal Christmas card was an unconventional choice, as the family posed around a speed boat. The snap was originally taken during their visit to Norway and was later selected for Queen Elizabeth II’s personal Christmas card.PA Images via Getty Images


In 1987, Princess Diana and Prince Charles sent out a sweet family portrait. (Note the adorableness of young Prince William and Prince Harry!)FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images


Newly married Prince Charles and Camilla used a photo from their wedding for their 2005 Christmas card. The snap featured Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as Camilla’s children Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles.HUGO BURNAND/AFP via Getty Images


In 2012, Prince Charles and Camilla extended their holiday wishes to the public by way of a joint Christmas card. (Peep the major hat moment here!)Lewis Whyld / Clarence House - WPA Pool/Getty Images


For their 2013 Christmas card, Prince Charles and Camilla picked out a photo that was taken during the Royal Ascot earlier that year. JOHN STILLWELL / POOL / AFP


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2015 holiday card featured Princess Charlotte and marked their first Christmas as a family of four. (Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015.)@princeandprincessofwales


This portrait of Middleton, Prince William, and their kids might be the family’s most formal holiday photo to date.@princeandprincessofwales


In 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised their fans with a new photo that was taken during their wedding reception at Frogmore House. This image was more casual and intimate compared to the royal family’s past Christmas cards.@KensingtonRoyal


For the 2020 Christmas card, Middleton, Prince William, and their kids posed on a haystack in front of a large pile of logs. The photograph channeled a cozy cabin vibe that felt perfectly appropriate for the holidays.@KensingtonRoyal


Markle and Prince Harry wore a set of ultra casual outfits for their 2021 holiday card. This was the first time the couple released a photo of their daughter Lily to the public.@archewell_sussex_


For their first Christmas as the Prince and Princess of Wales, the royal couple shared a family photo that contained a style tip. According to Middleton, skinny jeans will always be a must-have staple.@KensingtonRoyal

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