The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Holiday Photo is Keepin’ it Real

The British Monarchy used their Facebook page today to release a new holiday photo of Their Royal Highnesses William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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And the moms of the internet are going CRAZY FOR IT! Why?

Well, I think *for once* it’s not because of the dashing good looks of  the Duke, Prince William or the fashionable Duchess, Kate. It’s not even because their children are royal AND adorable.

It’s because the photo is so darn CANDID. It looks really, really real. It looks like a lot of our own holiday and Christmas card photos look – perfectly imperfect. Two-year-old Prince George has darling smile but looks alike he might dash away from his mom’s grasp any minute. Prince William is grinning AT his impish son instead of the camera, and the infant Princess Charlotte’s little baby shoe lies forgotten on the ground as her mom beams at the camera. (As a mom who has been in this holiday-photo-taking nightmare, I can only imagine what she’s saying under her breath as she smiles!)

I gotta admit, I’m loving it. Keep keeping it real, Royal People! Us Americans LOVE it.

And Merry Christmas!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.