Prince Charles and Camilla Release Their Christmas Card Separately From the Rest of the Royal Family

Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have released their Christmas card today, and it looks to be a separate release from Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's cards.

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Wales
(Image credit: Chris Jackson)

Interesting! Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (a.k.a. Camilla Parker Bowles) have made the decision to release their Christmas card today, and it looks to be a separate release from Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's cards. (Someone who had received Kate and William's card put up a picture as a sneak peek of their card, but (update) it looks as though that tweet was deleted. It may be a deliberate move to have Charles' photo come out first, as heir, then the others will come later. We'll update.) Last year (opens in new tab), all three families released the photos as a trio, with Harry and Meghan choosing a pic from their wedding and Kate and William choosing a pic of their family of five.

Either way, the photo that Charles and Camilla selected is a lovely throwback to their historic trip to Cuba in March. If you'll remember, this was the first time a member of the British Royal Family had visited the country in any official capacity. The inside of the card reads, "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year." Oh, and, the car's gorgeous. According to royal reporter Chris Ship (opens in new tab), it's their 1953 MG that they drove while they were in Havana. At the time, Charles commented, "The one I was driving is the most beautiful car. It has an incredibly powerful accelerator. It is incredibly close to the brake so you have to be careful you don't press the wrong one."

The vibe of their card is the same as it often is—relaxed and casual, not making a big fuss out of anything. Here's the official Clarence House tweet:

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And here are alternate angles from the event at the couple and their car:

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Cuba

(Image credit: Chris Jackson)

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Cuba

(Image credit: Chris Jackson)

If you'll remember, this is last year's:

BRITAIN-ROYALS-CHRISTMAS

(Image credit: HUGO BURNAND)

Relaxed, casual—just like always!

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