The “Fab Four” Release [Separate] Christmas Cards

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Well, this was quite the week to release Christmas cards, no? Headline after headline was picking apart reported tension percolating within Kensington Palace, from feuds between the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex to sibling rivalry reaching a boiling point with Princes William and Harry. In the midst of this – perhaps to give the press something else to focus on as the Royal Family packed it in for the holiday – KP released two Christmas cards for each couple.

For our purposes, of course, these are not so much cards as they are images, but given that we don’t get them every year it is a nice end of year treat. In this case, the Cambridges’ card was what I think everyone was hoping for – a relaxed, informal image of the family of five with an updated look at the kids, especially Prince Louis.

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The Prince of Wales Turns 70

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Today is the Prince of Wales’s birthday, marking 70 years since he made his debut at Buckingham Palace just 11 months after his parents’ famous post-war wedding. By the age four he would become the heir to the throne, by 11 he would be created Prince of Wales, by 21 he would be invested with the title and before he turned 30 he would found the Prince’s Trust, a charitable organization that grew from strength to strength and is still flourishing.

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Louis’s Christening Photos Are Released

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Kensington Palace released four photos from Prince Louis’s christening last Monday. The photos were taken at the Prince of Wales’s residence in London, Clarence House, by photographer Matt Holyoak and feature various assortments of the Wales side of the family and the Middletons.

The above, of course, features the royal branch and you’ll note that in the background there’s a portrait of the Queen – a nice nod to the matriarch not able to attend the day’s ceremony.

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All Five Cambridges Debut for Louis’s Christening [UPDATED]

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This afternoon, Prince Louis was christened in Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London. He was feted by both sets of grandparents, three uncles, two aunts, five godparents and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Not too shabby for an 11-week-old. Today also marked the first time we’ve seen all five members of the Cambridge family in one place, with the Duke of Cambridge arriving with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in each hand, and the Duchess following with Louis.

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Kensington Palace Releases New Photos of Charlotte & Louis

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Kensington Palace released two new photos at midnight GMT tonight of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. These images serve two functions – newborn photos of Louis and third birthday photos of Charlotte. The pictures, the first of which was captured on Charlotte’s actual birthday on Wednesday, were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Princess Charlotte Turns 3 [UPDATED]

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Today marks Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s third birthday, just nine days after younger brother Prince Louis joined the family. Typically the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release a photo to commemorate the milestone, but  they declined to this year. If I had to guess I would say that they’re planning to release a photo of all three children at some point this spring, and between that, the public seeing Charlotte last week and her expected presence at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding later this month, she’s getting enough exposure.

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Baby Boy Cambridge is Here! [UPDATE-3]

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Update 3: William and Kate have emerged from the Lindo Wing with the new prince. The couple are returning home to Kensington Palace, forgoing an overnight stay in the hospital as they did for Charlotte’s birth in 2015.

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