Prince William and Princess Kate Celebrate Their Kids On Christmas With Precious Photo

The Prince and Princess of Wales had a Christmas surprise to make their 15.1 million Instagram followers’ joyous mornings even brighter: a black-and-white snap celebrating their kids.

In the adorable flick released Sunday, Princess Charlotte, 8, puts her arms around her brothers, Prince George, 10, and Prince Louis, 5, as they sit on a black wooden bench. The kids are all sweet smiles while coordinating in white button-down shirts and dark pants, with the princess in jeans, Prince George in black trousers, and Prince Louis is black shorts. The princess and her younger brother wore matching black-and-white sneakers, while Prince George opted for suede dress shoes.

Princess Kate and Prince William captioned the image, which was taken by photographer Josh Shinner, “Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, from our family to yours! W & C”

The beautiful photo appears to have been taken at the same time as the Wales family’s Christmas card, which the royal couple dropped on Instagram earlier this month. In the photo, which was also taken by Shinner, the family of five posed for a classic portrait in which Princess Charlotte sits in a leather chair surrounded by her brothers and parents. Keeping with their holiday card uniform, Princess Kate and Prince William also wore smart white button-downs, with the princess in jeans and the prince in black dress pants.

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The Wales family celebrated the holiday morning with a royal tradition, the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham. Once again looking picture-perfect, they coordinated in blue and green for the festive outing. Princess Kate looked stunningly regal in a monochromatic royal blue ensemble composed of a long coat by Alexander McQueen, mock neck sweater, knee-high suede boots, and dramatic fascinator. Prince William sported a navy overcoat, matching trousers, white button-down, teal tie, and shiny black dress shoes. Their three children looked perfect with Prince George in a navy blue suit, Prince Louis in a navy coat and blue-and-green plaid pants, and Princess Charlotte in a green coat, blue-and-green plaid skirt, and navy blue tights.

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