Buckingham Palace is set to release the first royal Christmas card of King Charles III’s reign. This will be King Charles’ first ever Christmas card. Snow fell on Sunday night, which coincidentally gave London a picturesque Christmas atmosphere.
The picture was taken by Sam Hussein at the Braemar Games in Scotland on September 3, five days before Queen Elizabeth II died and while Charles was still Prince of Wales. It was chosen by the King and Camilla, Queen Consort.
It depicts the couple looking at each other, with Camilla wearing a green jacket and hat and the King standing in profile in a beige suit with a striped tie.
England’s longest-dominant ruler died on September 8, age 96, following 70 years on the high position. The Queen, who normally spent the holiday season at Sandringham, her country estate in rural Norfolk, approximately 100 miles north of London, will be absent from the royal family for the first time this Christmas.
After Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex criticized the “unconscious bias” within the royal family in the first episode of a Netflix documentary series that was released on Thursday, it has been a turbulent few weeks for the monarchy.
That documentary followed on the heels of serious allegations of racism inside palace walls, after an honorary aide resigned and apologized following complaints that she repeatedly asked a Black British charity boss where she was “really from.”