Merry Christmas from the British royal family!
It's that time of year again, when the residents of Clarence House, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace unveil their annual holiday cards. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Prince William and Kate Middleton gathered their three little ones for a noticeably casual (yet adorable!) photo opp taken at their country home in Norfolk.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's holiday gatherings will be especially unique for the royal family. For the first time in decades, they will forego their widely photographed walk to church on Christmas morning and typical visit to Sandringham in order to maintain a safe distance from each other.
Royal family Christmas cards have been released to the public regularly for decades. Some, namely those featuring the late Princess Diana with her then-husband Charles and sons William and Prince Harry, have also been sold at auctions.
Take a trip down memory lane by checking out royal family Christmas cards through the years in our gallery below.
(This story was originally published on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at 7:44 a.m. PST)