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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Share a Laugh in Royal Christmas Card: See the Couple's Holiday Greeting!

Prince Charles, Camilla Royal Christmas card Clarence House Press Office

Understandably, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, may have been a little too busy to sit for a brand-new Christmas portrait.

So they once again tapped into their archives from the year just past and used a jolly-looking photograph taken of them over the summer on the second day of the Royal Ascot, in which they're enjoying their view from the royal box of the horses in the parade ring, for their annual holiday greeting card. 

Stephen Locke snapped the winning picture.

Perhaps someone could have Photoshopped a couple of nogs or hot toddies into their hands, but otherwise the laughing pair look ready to ring in the yuletide, despite the photo being from June 19.

(And is it just us, or is that image so clear it looks as if they're popping right out of the frame?!)

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Prince Charles, Camilla Royal Christmas card Clarence House Press Office

"Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year," reads the message printed in festive red inside the card.

According to Clarence House, Charles' ensemble-for-all-seasons includes a gray Anderson and Sheppard Morning Coat, a shirt by Turnbull and Asser, and a top hat by Lock & Co.

Camilla is wearing an Anna Valentine pansy print chiffon dress under a peppermint-green silk coat.

Surely our hard copy will be arriving on a silver tray, delivered by a white-gloved liveryman, any moment!

Prince Charles, Camilla Royal Christmas card Clarence House Press Office

But while they once again recylced an image for their Christmas card, Prince William and Harry's father and stepmother of course joined the group that sat for Prince George's christening portraits back in October.

The historic group photo—which captured three living heirs to the obviously still occupied British throne—also featured Harry, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and Kate Middleton's parents in addition to George and his mum and dad.

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