LONDON - Britain's royals revealed their 2018 Christmas cards on Friday, with Prince William choosing a relaxed family photo while younger brother Harry used an image taken on the evening of his wedding to United States actress Meghan Markle.
The striking black and white picture of Harry and Meghan, who is expecting the couple's first child in the spring, shows the couple watching fireworks at the reception which followed their wedding at Windsor castle in May.
William, second-in-line to the throne, selected a more conventional photo for his card.
He was pictured with his wife Kate and their three children, George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and smiling baby Louis at their Amner Hall country residence.
Harry and William's father, Prince Charles, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year, also released his card, which featured a picture of the British heir with his wife Camilla sitting on a bench in the garden of their London home, Clarence House.
British tabloids have been full of rumours in recent weeks that the relationship between William and Kate and Harry and Meghan has become strained but all the royals are due to spend Christmas together as per tradition at 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham residence in eastern England.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 14, 2018
The photograph, which features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card, was taken by photographer Chris Allerton. pic.twitter.com/PQPUuRwnIj
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 14, 2018
The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year. pic.twitter.com/6XqCMlhLi8