The Cambridge Family Christmas Card 2023 Is A Snapshot Of Change

Josh Shinner/Kensington Palace © Black and white Royal Christmas card from the Cambridges. Seen posing together in a pared back look consisting of simple backdrop while they are all coordinated in white shirts and denim jeans.

This year’s Royal Cambridge Family Christmas card shows how fast time is flying and is a reflection of how things have changed within the royal family


Photographer Josh Shinner, was called to Windsor for this year’s Cambridge Family Christmas Card photoshoot! William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis were captured in a very different light for 2023 – in fact, they were appear fully filtered in black and white.

The Cambridges are seen posing together in a pared-back, smart look. The simple backdrop and their fully coordinated ensemble of white shirts and denim jeans makes for a stark difference to their previously bundled-up, outdoorsy Christmas card scenes. This comes after releasing years of photographs together roaming the grounds at Norfolk’s Anmer Hall.


Cambridge Family Christmas Card 2022. Credit: Matt Porteous.


In 2022, the Wales family moved to Adelaide Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Great Park. This move to the four-bedroom home, which sits near St George’s Chapel, was to provide their children with more privacy on the school run and in general, while also living closer to Kate’s family.

This isn’t the last we’ll see of the family for Christmas! They have already appeared as a family on December 8 for a hearty carolling service at Westminster Abbey. It was a much more colourful affair as they wore red, white and blue to represent the colours of the Union Jack.


08/12/2023. London, UK. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, and other Members of the Royal Family attend the Together At Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey. Spearheaded by The Princess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the service was a moment to bring people together at Christmas time and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help others throughout the year

Christmas Carolling. Credit: Andrew Parsons / Kensington Palace


You will be able to watch the children singing with their parents for the third “Royal Carols: Together at Christmas” concert, which will air in full on Christmas Eve on ITV1.

As for Christmas Day, William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis are expected to be front and centre during this year’s Windsor walk to church on the Sandringham estate.


Take a look back at Will and Kate’s visit to Dundee for the V&A opening (CLICK HERE)


Hannah McLaren

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