Prince William and Kate Middleton release family Christmas card photo

ロンドン A new family portrait of ウィリアム and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their three children, ジョージ, Charlotte and Louis, has been released for their official Christmas card this year.

The photo, shot in the autumn by photographer Matt Porteous, shows the family in front of a pile of wood at Anmer Hall, their residence in Norfolk, イングランド東部.
The royal family usually spends the holiday period at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II’s country estate in rural Norfolk, 周り 100 miles northeast of London, どこ Queen is usually joined by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
But with the country gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, this festive season will play out a little differently.
    The Queen and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, will be celebrating this year’s Christmas “静かに” in their residence at Windsor Castle, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.
    Having considered all the appropriate advice, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor,” the press statement said.
      The royal family was directly affected by the pandemic, with both the heir to the British throne, チャールズ皇太子, and the second in line, ウィリアム王子, testing positive for Covid-19.
      The Queen and Prince Philip have spent most of their time this year at Windsor Castle, having moved away from Buckingham Palace during the first wave of Covid-19 in the spring.