To celebrate the festive season, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new images as an early Christmas present for the rest of the world.
This image, taken in late October at Kensington Palace by photographer Chris Jeff is only the second official photo of the family of four.
Shared on the Kensington Palace Instagram account on Friday morning, the image was captioned “A new family photo – Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The joyously relaxed image depicts a smiling Prince George with his favourite toy close by and Princess Charlotte, whose missing shoe sits unapologetically on the floor – a truly “normal” look for a Royal family.
“The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.”
Buckingham Palace also shared snaps of a besotted and comfortable looking Prince Charles and Camilla.
According to reports the image was never meant to make it into the public eye, but taken by a friend, the couple loved it so much they decided to use the photo as their own Christmas card.