King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have chosen their first Christmas card as monarchs. Keeping up with the royal family tradition, the royal couple is featured in a candid photo, chosen for this year’s holiday card. The couple’s first Christmas card was unveiled by Buckingham Palace earlier today (Dec. 12).
What Does The Card Feature?
King Charles III (74) and Queen Consort Camilla (75) have chosen their first Christmas card, which was unveiled by Buckingham Palace earlier today (Dec. 12). A smiling King and queen have been featured on the card with the inscription: “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”
The photo was also shared on the royal family’s Instagram page, with a caption: “We’re pleased to share this year’s Christmas Card from The King and The Queen Consort.” As for the photo, this picture was clicked by renowned photographer, Samir Hussein at the Braemar Games in Scotland on September 3, 2022. This was just before Charles took the reigns as king following Queen Elizabeth’s death.
If you aren’t aware, the Braemar Games in Scotland is a celebration of traditional Scottish games, dancing and sport in a village called Braemar, which is 60 miles west of Aberdeen, which is the neighbourhood of King’s Balmoral summer residence. The post has receievd around 180K likes, and well, some criticism too.
An agitating fan took to the comment section and wrote, “Sorry!! When I see her I always have the worse urge to call her a nasty name – which is what she really is!” referring to their love history, which left the deceased Princess Diana in tremendous pain. Another fan mocked the royal couple and called it more of a “Halloween Card”.
On the other hand, some fans showered love on the royal couple and complimented them for their chemistry. One fan wrote, “You can see they are in love and in tune with each other.” Another wrote, “Beautiful ❤️ all the haters, eat your heart out !.” One expressed, “Can we just call her Queen Camilla already? She deserves it at this point!”
What’s For Christmas This Year?
The royals are celebrating this year’s Christmas Queen Elizabeth’s way. If you aren’t aware, the queen used to send roughly 750 Christmas cards each year to her family, friends, royal members and British government officials. This year’s card, however, comes as Charles and Camilla prepare to celebrate their first holiday since the queen’s death in September.
The king and queen consort recently announced that they would be keeping up the “tradition of spending Christmas at Sandringham”, the late queen’s estate in Norfolk. There, the couple will be joined by their beloved royal family members, like Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and prince Andrew as well as Prince William and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton along with their little ones.
However, it remains unclear if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be joining following their explosive Netflix documentary and persisting tension amid the royal family. Like every year, the royal family will head to St. Mary Magdalene church for mass, followed by greeting the commoners on Christmas.
After that, the royal will relish their traditional turkey holiday feast. Interestingly, King Charles III will record his first Christmas broadcast as king, at 3 p.m. local time on Dec 25., 2022. What do you think about this Christmas card? Isn’t it sweet in a way? After all, Camilla is the true love of King Charles’s life, eh?