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Overnight Prince William and Kate Middleton shared their annual family Christmas portrait ahead of the holidays. Captured by photographer Matt Porteous, the sweet family photo shows the Prince and Princess of Wales alongside their three children Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4. It is their first official portrait since William and Kate received new titles following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

The new titles come after King Charles II ascended into his new role. In August, Prince William and Middleton moved their children out of Kensington Palace in London and to Adelaide Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a bid to give them a “normal life”.

The Christmas card arrives just two days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release part two of the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan in which they detail their highly-publicised exit from the UK in scathing detail. Tension remains between the couples despite having an “intimate” dinner following the Queen’s funeral.

A source for the Daily Mail said at the time: “Two dinners were being hosted on the royal estate that night and there was a clear divide: one was for the new king and his heir, the other was for the rest of the family.”

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to be spending Christmas in the US despite King Charles II extending an invite to return to the UK. “The Queen’s death means that there won’t be as much pressure to have all of the family together—which is good because it seems Harry and Meghan won’t be present,” according to a source for The Sun

The Sunday Times have also reported that both couples have dispatched gift for the children however no gifts will be exchanged between the adults.