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The New Cambridge Christmas Card Photo is Outstanding

Today we have a look at the new Cambridge family photo Kensington Palace released.

The picture was taken in the autumn at Anmer Hall, the family’s country home. It really is a terrific photo. Everyone looks relaxed and comfortable as Kate and William lean against a tree, while Charlotte and George stand on it, and the Duchess has Prince Louis in her arms.  In an Instagram post, the photographer said, “It was an honour to be asked to photograph The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family at Anmer Hall. Capturing the fun and relaxed moments between such a wonderful family was a true privilege.”

If you recognize the photographer’s name, it is probably because of the other family photos he has shot, including this classic christening picture of Kate and Prince Louis. 

As well as Prince George’s third and fifth birthday photos.

There is definitely some repeating of pieces in the picture, including the cardigan sweater we see Charlotte wearing. It’s made multiple appearances in official photos. 

Prince George looks like he is probably delighted to be in a pair of jeans.

I think perhaps the Duchess will have him wearing full-length trousers going forward and not the shorts he usually wears in formal settings.  For details on what the children are wearing in the photo, pop over to What Kate’s Kids Wore for today’s post.

It was truly a cornucopia of Christmas card pictures today. Here is the Christmas card the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are sending this year.

The Telegraph reports the Duchess is wearing “a cream and crepe dress by Fiona Clare in the image, the same outfit she wore for the Prince’s official 70th birthday pictures which featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” Below, one of the 70th birthday photos. 

Clarence House released the images this morning. 

Now to what Kate wore in the new photo, starting with her FJällräven sweater. The piece was first noted at an October engagement at a nature park. 

It is the Fjällräven Övik Re-Wool Style style, so called because it is a blend of recycled wool and polyamide. It is a classic design with ribbed cuffs and collar, in a color called frost green. The sweater now appears to be sold out.   

Beneath the sweater, the Duchess wore a gingham check shirt in what looks like a light blue and white check. Here is a better view of the collar. 

The Duchess wore her Asprey earrings.

Here is a closer look at the Oak Leaf Earrings, part of the jeweler’s ‘Woodland’ collection.

We don’t know what brand of jeans Kate is wearing, and I would be surprised if we are able to discern who made them as there’s very little visible detail in the new picture.

We will see you next week!


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Monday 24th of December 2018

Like many before me really love this photo. Such a natural photo of the Cambridges dosnt look artificial or starched very comfortable happy photo. Love the casual look on kate really fits with her mom roll but again has enough class for her station.. nailed it again kate !!


Monday 17th of December 2018

LOVE this photo! Each of the Cambridges unique personalities shine through. Especially love Louis in this photo. Thank you WWW for your excellent coverage over the years on Kate's fashion and other details, keep up the fantastic work, we readers love it.


Monday 17th of December 2018

Thank you for reading, Dru! ?


Sunday 16th of December 2018

Very, very sweet picture. They all look great, and the kids are just so stinking adorable! George is just about the handsomest little man there is, Charlotte looks like a total superstar, and Louis. Is. Killing. Me. With his little toothless mail-slot smile and those eyebrows! My youngest had--still has, at 11--a very strong eyebrow game as well, and this picture of Louis reminds me so much of her at that age, so naturally I adore him on a completely irrational level.

The Cambridges seem to have developed a tradition of autumnal outdoor family photos, dressed in casual outdoorsy clothes, and it seems to me a very nice tradition, and a nice image to use for a holiday card.


Sunday 16th of December 2018

This is Kate, as I like her best. It's the one that, after years as a royal and a marked increase in bespoke and high-end wardrobe choices, still puts a "repli-Kate" within reach. At any age and any shape, a woman can throw on a pair of well-fitted jeans, a cozy sweater in a flattering color & cut, a favorite pair of earrings and confidently flash a wide smile toward a camera. (Sure, it helps to have fabulous hair and a reliable make-up routine.)

While her role as a public figure commensurately requires her to invest time in making smart sartorial choices, the ease and felicity among her family shows that time to be kept in balance with the the more enduring investment in the well-being of her family. And that is a characteristic I want to "repli-Kate" as much as any outfit.


Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Beautifully written and so true! Her attitude is as admirable and worthy of attention and imitation as her wardrobe.

Amy Carroll

Sunday 16th of December 2018

I thought a while before commenting on KM's Christmas card image. There is so little to see of how terrific she looks in her sweater and jeans that initially I just glanced at the post. I have a few thoughts on the overall picture, which I would not usually have when the context isn't really what KM is wearing and how she looks in it.

First, I read the blog because the author goes into depth as to what KM is wearing, whether she has worn it before and for what occasion, how it is accessorized and has been previously been accessorized, and we get lots of images of KM in whatever she is wearing in the post. Second, I am not actually interested too much in the BRF and their doings. I don't know them, I don't consider them to hold a special place in the scheme of things, and anything printed about them has to be mostly on the order of unverified gossip - not interesting to me.

Since I have been reading this excellent fashion blog, however, I have seen lots of pics with KM and her children. Just through the pictures, her kids look pretty happy and comfortable with their mother. I have to acknowledge that although I don't really know anything about KM, she seems to be a successful mom. Good for her, something to really admire.


Sunday 16th of December 2018

Happy and comfortable - your word choice really captures the warmth evident in this picture. And the affinity for each other is still evident, even during times the "littles" have been reserved, out-of-sorts or upset when cameras are around. The BRF is guarded about the personal lives, with good reason, and I agree with you -- the glimpses we've seen do support our impression of Kate as a conscientious, caring mother.

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